Dec 5, 2014

5 advices how to avoid the crashes in strong winter

Soon strong winter will knock our doors and the streets will be full of snow the snow, that is why ee decided to write down some useful advises how to avoid accidents in a snowy weather. 

First of all change your car's shoes. 

Definitely with the first snow You should replace the rubber winter tires. Remember that driving with the summer tires in law temperature is unsafe even on dry roads. Do not rely on electronic assistants (ESP, ESC, etc.) — they hold the car on tool path, stopping only one or more wheels but not 4 ones immediately. When the clutch is not coated, wheel electronics useless. 

Clean the glasses

Check that the scraper will not disappear from the car, and not be lazy to clean the glass before the trip. Lack of visibility is a common cause of winter crashes: hurrying to work, people are beginning to move with icy glasses. And for avoiding the formation of ice, air out the Salon before you go home, leaving the door open for a few minutes. Then the snow will not melt on the windshield because of the temperature differences, and in the morning you can easily brush it off.

Don't make agressive movements

Forget about the aggressive driving: the sudden accelerations and changing the driving lines can case accidents. As soon as the snow settles you need to pay more attention on the change in behavior of your car. For example, several cycles of acceleration and braking will give you the insight about changing the stopping distance.

Brake safely

Remember that in the winter, you must increase the distance with the front running car. If your car is not equipped with an anti-lock braking system ABS, you need gradually increase the brake pedal force, until a complete stop without locking the wheels. If you feel that the wheels have been blocked and the car started to slide, release the pedal again and softly squeeze.

Handle the doors

In order to avoid the doors' ice block, handle the rubber gaskets with silicone grease.