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Tips for Driving in the Snow

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Winter is one of the most dangerous times for driving. That’s why it’s important to know how to drive during the wintertime. Although winter driving techniques may be an acquired talent, there are some tips for driving in the snow that can help anyone.

Our first tip is to know when you can drive. If you are too tired or conditions are too poor, you should stay home. Pay attention to the weather channel, and also make sure to pay attention to your own state of mind. Winter driving is dangerous as it is; don’t exacerbate your situation by driving when tired.

Don’t warm up your car too long or in an enclosed area. If you have a garage, be sure to open it before warming up your car. Fumes from the exhaust can be very toxic, and a car should never be running while in an enclosed space. Also, most car experts agree that warming up your car for more than 30 seconds is unnecessary for your car. Most cars perform just as well if you give it just a few moments.

Keep your tank full. ​ Although it is rare, if your fuel level drops too low you can freeze your fuel line. ​ It’s important to keep your fuel levels above the half-way mark just to be safe. ​ Also, running out of gas in the middle of nowhere can be especially dangerous in cold weather.

Finally, wear your seatbelt. Staying alert and buckling up might just save your life. According to AAA, buckling up is one of the best things you can do during the wintertime for safety.
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