It is time for winter weather driving again in Denver. Those slushy, snow-packed roads make getting to and from work and school more hazardous than normal. Be prepared this winter and have a safer cold weather driving season.
- Check and replace windshield wipers. Blowing snow and splashing slush from other vehicles can have you driving blind without good windshield wipers. Check that yours are in good condition and replace them before you get out on the highways in bad conditions.
- Keep your gas tank full. A full tank of gas means your engine and your heater can keep running even when you are stuck at idle. Don’t let the gas gauge get too close to empty.
- Fill up windshield wiper fluid. Driving on slushy roads can deplete your wiper fluid quickly. Keep it topped off in the winter to make sure you always have a clear view of the road.
- Get snow tires put on. With snow tires, your car has better traction for taking off, braking, and turning. Nothing makes you invincible out there though. Remember to drive cautiously on bad roads.
- Reduce your speed. In poor weather conditions, it’s important to drive slowly and give yourself plenty of space around other vehicles. It takes more time to stop on wet roads, and every driver can more easily lose control of the vehicle.
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