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Safe Driving On Dangerous Winter Roads
Winter can create a lot of the toughest driving conditions of the entire year. And,...
In a situation where your rear wheels skid...
• Bring your foot off the accelerator pedal
• If you've standard brakes, pum...
and they're going to send the tow truck, get hold of your insurance provider, arrange for a rental
car and repair your car...
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Safe Driving On Dangerous Winter Roads

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Winter can create a lot of the toughest driving conditions of the entire year. And, months between October and February top the list for car accidents, car or truck damage and accidental injuries in the St. Peters, MO area.

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Safe Driving On Dangerous Winter Roads

  1. 1. Safe Driving On Dangerous Winter Roads Winter can create a lot of the toughest driving conditions of the entire year. And, months between October and February top the list for car accidents, car or truck damage and accidental injuries in the St. Peters, MO area. When the local climate falls and the snow rises, it's important for drivers to raise their focus on safety on the road. With appropriate planning, some protective driving measures and an eye on the weather report, drivers can protect themselves and their cars and trucks in the winter season. The authorities on wintry driving incidents at Jungerman CARSTAR in St. Peters, Missouri fix a large number of motor vehicles every year wrecked in snowy, frozen accidents. They give vehicle operators some helpful suggestions to help make winter weather driving less risky. Consider Your Visibility: • Verify that any and all mirrors are clear and completely tweaked for visibility • Clean your headlights and check out the lightbulbs in all of your car lights – back and front • Add de-icer to your windshield wiper liquid • Make sure your windshield wipers are free from ice before heading out on the road – and look into upgrading with new flexible windshield wipers before the precipitate hits Slow up and Stay Back: • Allow a lot more distance between your vehicle and the car in front of you for additional protection • Don't involve the use of cruise control on slippery streets • When there is snow or ice on the ground in St. Peters, St. Charles, O'Fallon, and Lake St. Louis, Missouri, decrease your car's speed to a safe limit • Use extreme caution on bridges, overpasses, and infrequently traveled freeways because these are generally slippery courtesy of ice • Use extreme care when driving your car on one-lane roads Skidding Smartly
  2. 2. In a situation where your rear wheels skid... • Bring your foot off the accelerator pedal • If you've standard brakes, pump them carefully • If you have got anti-lock brakes (ABS), do not pump the brakes. Apply continuous pressure to the braking system. You might feel the braking system pulse — it's normal • Steer in the direction you want the forward tires to go. If the rear wheels are sliding left, steer left. When they are slipping right, steer right • If your back tires get started on moving the other way as you recover, ease the steering wheel in the direction of that side. You may have to steer right and left more than once to truly get your motor vehicle really under control Should your forward tires skid... • Take your foot off the gas and switch to neutral, but be sure not to try to steer at once. • As the wheels skid sideways, they will slow the ride and traction will come back. As it does, steer in the direction you wish to go. Then put the transmission in "drive" or release the clutch, and speed up slowly Prepare for Snow: • If your car or truck has rear wheel drive, put bags of sand or kitty litter in order to keep your motor vehicle easier to control on St. Peters, Missouri roads • Pack a snow day kit in the event you get stuck. Valuable items to include are a blanket, gloves, hat, water, granola bars, flashlight and additional batteries, extra cell phone battery, flares, wooden matches in watertight carrier, compass, a pair of scissors, rope and first-aid equipment. • Create a toolbox for digging your automobile out with foldable shovel, 2x4 planks to place under car tires, ice scraper and snow brush, reflective triangles, flares and outside windshield cleaner You can't ever be too cautious when behind the wheel in the winter season. Accidents can happen rapidly on slick, icy streets, so decelerating and taking the extra safety measures can seriously make the difference. If the unfortunate winter accident does take place, we encourage having a wreck strategy set up so you are not stuck on the roadside hoping for assistance. Jungerman CARSTAR in St. Peters, MO features good, trusted repair service. Just call 1-800-CARSTAR once you have an accident
  3. 3. and they're going to send the tow truck, get hold of your insurance provider, arrange for a rental car and repair your car or truck.

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