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Tips for driving in the wintery Kansas City weather

January 19, 2010
What a winter! This past December, a winter storm set a record in Kansas City and with all the snow on the ground, it’s a hassle to even leave home. I think I actually stayed inside three days in a row … not once stepping foot outside. To say the least, I have seen every Blockbuster hit out there! But sometimes you have to venture out. Here are some tips for driving your car in the winter wonderland.
  • Drive slow! Big shocker … but rapid movements lead to skids and loss of control. Even you, big four-wheel drive SUVs!
  • Remember — in the snow — the tires are just barely grabbing the road.
  • Clean off your car — you need to see to drive!
  • If you have AWD use it! If not, front-wheel drive will do.
  • Snow tires: If you can’t afford four, two is better than none.
  • When looking to buy a new vehicle, anti-lock brakes and vehicle stability control are good things to keep in mind during the snow season.
Here’s a quote I read somewhere : “Drive as if there were eggs on the bottoms of you feet. Step on the gas and brake pedals so gently that you don’t break the eggshell.” Have you had any close calls on the road this winter? If so … share your tips for winter driving. IMG_0353-645x483