Advice for Driving in Winter

Winter is finally here, and that means a lot of different things. It means you'll be bundling up in warmer clothes. It means it's time to begin holiday shopping. And it means that your driving habits and routines will need to adapt to suit the colder conditions.


Driving in the winter months can be hazardous thanks to snow, ice and other wintry conditions. If you take steps to keep yourself and your passengers safe, you'll be doing your part to keep the road a safe place.


Here, those of us at your Missouri Hyundai dealer have put together a few tips for winter driving that will help you stay safe and sound.


·         Watch your speed. It's never a good idea to speed, but it can be particularly dangerous during the winter, because the roads can be icy and slippery. You'll want to slow down when the roads are slick, or when visibility is low, to ensure your own safety and the safety of everyone else on the road.

·         Keep your windshield clean and your headlights functional. When winter precipitation hits, visibility can suffer greatly. Make sure your windshield is clear and easy to see through, and be sure that both headlights are working properly. This will help ensure that you can see the road ahead of you.

·         Be extra careful on bridges and roads less traveled. Roadways that don't see many drivers will freeze more readily and stay frozen longer, so be particularly careful when you're driving on them.

·         Keep an emergency kit handy. If you don't already have a well-stocked emergency kit in your vehicle, then now is the time to prepare one. The items in your emergency kit could keep you safe if you were to get in an accident, if your vehicle was to skid off the road, or in the event of another incident.


Driving during winter doesn't have to be unsafe. If you follow these simple tips, you'll be a much safer and more conscientious driver, which will help everyone on the road.


Looking for more wintertime driving tips? The staff members at McCarthy Hyundai Blue Springs know their stuff. Just visit our Missouri Hyundai dealership today to learn more!



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