Many people purchase trucks, SUV’s and Jeeps specifically for bad weather driving. For those that live in the colder climates where there is plenty of snow during the winter months, having a 4×4 can definitely help you get the kids to school, you to work, etc. Here are some tips on driving in bad weather.
Keep your Vehicle Well Maintained
You can’t get great performance out of your vehicle, if it is not in tip top shape. This is why it is very important no matter what season it is to have your vehicle always in good working condition. For bad weather, make especially sure to check the tires for tread, check the wiper blades to make sure they are not dried out and worn and the lights to make sure they are all working properly.
If you live in the mountain areas or in places that get plenty of snow, you probably have had some experience with tire chains in the past. While tire chains are a great accessory, older types can be a pain to install and can wear out or break easily. Today, with better design and materials, you can purchase tire chains for your vehicle that are very easy to install and work very well.
Carry Essential Supplies for the Cold Weather
Before the winter season begins, make sure you prep your vehicle for the coming bad weather conditions. This includes putting a small fold up snow shovel in the back- to dig out of any snow drifts your car may find itself in, a first aid kit, a bag of sand to give you better traction on the ice and a blanket- in the case you get stuck in the cold for a few hours.