Preparing your car for winter is one thing, driving in wintry conditions is another. We asked two experts – Cristy Lee, of Motor Trend Network’s “All Girls Garage,” and Danny Kok, chief instructor at AMG Driving Academy – for some tips on navigating icy roads.
Advice from Cristy Lee
“Your car’s handling is very different in snowy, icy or wet conditions. Stay off the brakes more than usual when it’s snowy or icy outside. Learn how to apply just the right amount of gas and how to steer away from trouble instead of slamming on the brakes, which can be dangerous. If you keep a safe distance between your vehicle and the one in front of you, you can just as easily avoid a crash by steering around the obstacle.”
Advice from Danny Kok
“If you must drive in winter weather, reduce your speed and steer gently. It’s the quick maneuvers that tend to get you into trouble. Think “how would I walk in these conditions” and drive with that level of carefulness. Always keep two hands on the wheel and look and steer in the direction you want to go.”
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