Smart Tips for Winter Driving
SGI provides our customers with some simple, yet knowledgeable tips that drivers should be reminded of during each winter season.
Make sure to remove all ice and snow from your windows before you drive. Do not being driving until the windshield is totally defrosted. Don’t forget about clearing off your head and tail lights to ensure they are visible by other motorists.
Always check road conditions before you leave your home. You can call the highway hotline at 1-888-335-7623 toll free in Canada, or visit this website to view current road conditions.
Do not brake or accelerate too hard on icy roads, this can cause you to skid and lose control. Applying gentle pressure to your breaks instead of slamming them will help you to avoid skidding and maintain control of your vehicle.
Using your cruise control during variable road conditions is not recommended. You will need to have full control of your vehicle and adjust speed as needed. Using CC could cause you to lose control in the event of slippery road conditions.
Winter time means it is time for a regular tune-up, especially before a road trip! Come visit us at the Quick Lane to have your vehicle inspected before you hit the road.