Honestly, it only takes about 3-5 minutes. Make sure you brush the snow off your car because you don’t want to blind the person behind you with snow flying into their windshield. It causes accidents. “The secret to safe winter driving – is to see and be seen.”
2. Snow Tires Make a Difference
Just because you have been driving for years in the snow and you have four-wheel drive, doesn’t mean the conditions will always be the same. It’s good to invest in FOUR winter tires for your car. It’s like not wearing snow boots in a snowstorm and you slip and fall on your face.
3. Clean Off Back-up Camera
Either you need to clean off your back-up camera, or you need glasses. It’s as simple as getting a paper towel, a napkin from your glove box, or a tissue from your pocket to wipe off the little lens on the back of your car.
4. Emergency Kit – This a MUST have!
It’s important to keep anemergency kitin your car at all times, not just during the winter. Should you ever get stuck on the side of the road or stuck in gridlock on the thruway, it’s good to put a blanket, hat, and gloves in your emergency kit as well.
5. Headlights – Be on the Bright Side
80% of your driving decisions are based on visibility. Make sure to replace your headlights every other year. They may not be out, but they do dim.
Shelby Fix, The Car Coach 2.0™ is the daughter of The Car Coach,® Lauren Fix. Shelby inherited her love of all things automotive from her mother and father, who own a manufacturing business and who restore and race cars. Shelby has contributed her knowledge about cars to radio, television and web content, including but not limited to FOX News, CNN International, Channel One News, national magazines, and regional news programs in Detroit, San Francisco and Los Angeles. Shelby has also worked with Midas, Skip-Barber New Driver Program, and other companies to educate teens and young drivers. Watch her demo reel! Follow Shelby on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.