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How to Stay Safe while Driving on Icy Roads

With winter weather already here, you know one thing to be true: driving can become a dangerous task if you aren’t careful at all times. One mistake by you, or another driver, could lead to an accident.

Here are three things you can do to stay safe on icy roads this winter season:

1. Check your tires. If your tires don’t have enough tread, you are taking a big risk every time you get in the driver’s seat.

Are you unsure of whether or not your car’s tires are in good enough condition to handle icy conditions? If so, stop by and let the professionals at FAR take a closer look.

2. Know how electronic stability control works. If your car has this safety feature, it will go a long way in helping you avoid trouble in icy weather.

If your car begins to slide on the snow or ice, this system will kick in to help you regain control.

Note: this doesn’t mean you can drive at a high rate of speed on icy roadways. You still have to use common sense at all times.

3. Drive with extreme caution. Just because you can’t see the ice doesn’t mean it isn’t there. Black ice is dangerous, as it is invisible; it can cause you to lose contact with the road.

If you drive with caution at all times, there is less chance that you will be involved in an accident.

These are the steps you can take this winter season to improve your safety while navigating icy roads. If you have any concerns regarding the condition of your vehicle, contact us for a safety inspection.