No matter how well you prepare your car for winter, you may still run into trouble on the road. With ice-covered streets, snowstorms, and other cars battling the elements, this is the worst time of year for drivers. Today we’ll discuss how to handle wintertime driving to avoid unnecessary auto repairs or trips to the Philly salvage yard.
Below are some winter driving tips from the Philly salvage yard professionals of Orthodox Auto Company.
Problem Areas: If you’ve yet to inspect/replace your car’s brakes, headlights, windshield wipers, and tires – it would be wise to grab any new or used auto parts you need before winter weather grows any more intense. You don’t want to be caught in a snowstorm with malfunctioning windshield wipers or underinflated tires.
Drive Smart: Here are some quick tips for smart driving on icy Philadelphia roads:
• Accelerate and decelerate gradually to avoid skidding or losing control of your vehicle
• Don’t speed up or stop on hills – you don’t want to find yourself careening backwards into traffic
• Drive slowly, and give yourself plenty of time and space to correct steering if you find yourself sliding
Know What You’re Up Against: Consult the local news before setting off for any amount of driving in these times of turbulent weather. If you can avoid traveling in blizzard-like conditions – do it. Don’t risk your life for a cup of coffee or trip to the drycleaner. If you know that a snowstorm is soon to arrive, take a quick trip to the store and stock up on necessities in case you find yourself snowed in for a couple of days.
Keep these seasonal driving tips in mind, and navigate the winter like a pro. To get your car up to speed and ready to combat the elements, contact Orthodox Auto Company today at (215) 332-3520. Our Philly salvage yard specialists will be more than happy to get to work for you.