December 10, 2015
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Winter driving tips:
- Be prepared. Plan accordingly by checking weather
forecasts and allow extra time for traffic delays.
- Be aware of slip hazards. Wear boots
with good traction and keep your steps clear of ice and snow. Enter in and out of larger vehicles and
equipment facing the steps while using three points of contact.
- Check your equipment.
Check all important items,
including tires, wiper blades, fluids and lights. Check your vehicle often and keep your lights
and steps clear of snow and ice buildup.
Tie down your loads, shifting loads and icy road conditions are not a
- Slow down and give yourself extra space. Compensate
for poor traction by slowing down and making movements gently – never drive
faster than conditions allow.
- Beware of black ice.
Black ice can fool drivers
into thinking its water and is likely to form first on bridges, overpasses and shady
spots. If you hit black ice don’t panic
or hit the brakes; if possible, gently steer in the same direction you are
- Braking. Do not become overconfident just because you have
antilock brakes. Antilock brakes will
not overcome poor driving habits.
- Always wear your seat belt!!!
Our ASE Certified Technicians can help you prepare your County vehicle for winter driving.
Call us today! 385-468-0502
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