When winter weather kicks in, you need to worry about more than cold temperatures. You also have to concern yourself with rain, sleet, snow, and ice.
If you find yourself driving in less than ideal conditions, it is essential that you know exactly what you are doing at all times. In addition to the decisions that you make, here are three of the best car safety features for winter driving:
1. Four wheel or all wheel drive. There is nothing worse than the fear of getting stuck in a snow storm. A vehicle with four wheel or all wheel drive will improve your chance of making it through even the heaviest of snow.
2. Electronic stability control. Also known as ESC, this is an important feature for winter driving. When roadways are slippery, such as from ice, electronic stability control can fight against loss of control.
3. Adaptive headlights. This may not be something you think about when conditions are ideal, but it can make all the difference during the winter months. With these headlights, you are able to see better on curvy roads. Adaptive headlights are not standard on most vehicles, but if you have this safety feature you will find it much easier to navigate the road in the rain, snow and fog.
Even if you have these safety features in your car, nothing changes the fact that you have to exercise common sense at all times. This includes making sure your vehicle is in good working condition.
At FAR, we want you to stay safe this winter season. If you have any questions about your vehicle’s safety features or maintenance related concerns, feel free to contact us at your earliest convenience.