Navigating the Road in Winter Weather

 

With winter weather officially hitting the Capital Region, are you prepared for all of the different driving conditions this weather will bring? Today, we're going to discuss how to keep you, your passengers and your car safe this season!

When you think of winter weather, most often you think of snow. You know, that white stuff that falls from the sky and wreaks havoc on the roads? Well, it doesn't have to cause you trouble this season if you follow the tips below:

 

  • Accelerate and decelerate slowly - By applying the gas slowly to accelerate, it's known as the best method for regaining traction and avoiding skidding on icy roads. 
  • Know your brakes - Whether you have antilock brakes or not, the best way to stop your car is via threshold breaking. Do this by keeping the heel of your foot on the floor and use the ball of your foot to apply firm, steady pressure on the brake pedal. 
  • Increase your normal following distance by three or four seconds - The rule of thumb for driving on dry pavement is to keep a three or four second distance from the car in front of you. This method is meant to allow time for you to react to the car you're driving behind. However, when the weather is bad and the roads are icy and slippery, it's beneficial to allow additional reaction time for yourself. By keeping a healthy distance of five or six seconds behind the car you're following, you're doing your part to keep yourself and the person driving in front of you a little safer on the roads.

If you have questions about your Honda and some of the features it has with regards to winter weather driving, visit our website or give us a call at (888) 461-2175. We’d be happy to help! 

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