How To Drive Safely In The Snow

There can be a lot of anxiety when it comes to driving in the snow. While some snowstorms are anticipated, some can be unforeseen. The best thing you can do is stay prepared at all times. Here are some of our top tips on how to take on the tread through the snow with ease.

Reduce Speed

During inclement weather, the roads will be slippier. As a result, you should always lower your speed in poor weather conditions to help maintain a better grip. If you drive too fast, you may lose control of your vehicle, hurt others and yourself, or even get pulled over.

Inspect Your Tires

Your tires are especially important when it comes to driving in the winter. An experienced technician can ensure that your tire specifications are correct, test your tire pressure, and more to ensure they get the proper traction.

Headlight Maintenance

With the sun setting a lot earlier now than it did in the summer, you will need your lights to work this winter. Low beams may be a better choice during heavy snowstorms than your normal headlights. Make sure the bulbs on all your lights are in working order and replace the bulbs if necessary.

Plan Ahead

As mentioned earlier, planning ahead will always help you in out in the long run. Safe driving means you should be on the lookout for bad weather. It also means that you should take proactive steps to seek alternative routes if there's congestion. 


Following these simple steps can ensure your driving this winter is harmless and secure. If you need auto maintenance or want to learn more about winter precautions, we invite you to bring your vehicle to Cottman of Waldorf in Waldorf, MD, today. Our certified technicians can conduct a thorough inspection of your vehicle to ensure your vehicle is in tip-top shape for the cold weather ahead.

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