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11/11/2019
The snow, while a beautiful sight, can be a dangerous element when you're driving around. To guarantee that you'll stay as safe as possible if it's snowing outside, read this post by John O Brown.

Seeing snow can be a truly beautiful and jaw-dropping experience. Still, stunning as a winter wonderland may be, snowfall does come with some challenges. While it's true that Arizonians don't get much snow at all (though some parts of the State do experience some snowfall), it's still important that you're prepared to deal with snow on the road. This, so it won't catch you off guard and the situation won't result in you getting into an accident. To learn how you can remain safe even when the snow has made the roads slippery and has obstructed your vision, you can continue reading the post below.

If you want to guarantee your vehicle will keep you safe while driving down a snowy road, you need to maintain it with AMSOIL's full line of top quality products. Browse AMSOIL's online shop, or call John O Brown at (520) 444-2634 to place an order for the best synthetic oil in Show Low.

How to Drive Safely Through Icy Roads

Drive at a Slow and Steady Pace

Probably, the most difficult thing about driving on a snowy and icy road is trying to navigate the slippery surface with little grip to it. That's why, it's highly suggested that you drive at a slower and steadier pace. Slamming on your brakes and/or the gas pedal can make you lose control of the vehicle, causing it to skid and getting you into an accident.

Give More Space

When you drive in close proximity to the vehicle or objects around you, you have very little time to react to their actions. This is why you need to give more space to your surroundings. As stated, you don't have the same grip on the floor, meaning you need more time to stop the vehicle completely. Allow more space to avoid colliding with others.

Don't Drive on Hills

If you're already in a dangerous situation, why try to make it even riskier? If you see that the roads are slippery, then don't drive on hill-y roads. In the end, gravity will try to pull you down the road. If you don't have a good grip to brake the vehicle, you can guarantee that it will.

Maintain Your Vehicle Perfectly

One of the best things you can do for your vehicle and for your safety, regardless of the season or the conditions outside, is maintain the vehicle properly. Make sure that you take good care of the engine, the battery, the AC system, the lights, the tires, and its other components, so they can endure the snow.

A strong, healthy engine will take you wherever you want to go. Feed yours with AMSOIL Signature Series 5W-30 Synthetic Motor Oil, the best synthetic oil in Show Low, to keep it performing smoothly and powerfully.

Use Your Lights Wisely

While the slippery roads certainly are a very dangerous element, it's not the only difficulty you'll find when driving on an icy road. You will also have to deal with poor visibility. This is because the snow falling can create a foggy atmosphere which will make it difficult for you to see and be seen. This is why you should always drive with your headlights on.

Be on Extra High Alert

Driving with nice weather is dangerous enough, because you're going at high speeds in a context in which many things could go wrong. Now, imagine increasing the difficulty level and adding slippery roads and poor visibility. For that reason, you need to be on extra high alert, so you can react appropriately.

Have a Winter Emergency Kit

And speaking of reacting appropriately to difficult situations, you should have an emergency kit in your vehicle in case it's ever needed. In it, you should have a fire extinguisher, non-perishables, water, warm blankets, tools, and a first aid kit. These items can be life savers in an unforeseen circumstance arises.

Avoid Driving

While it's true that it's not always possible, if you can, avoid driving when the weather outside is extremely bad. If you were already out and about when a snow storm hit, seek shelter until some of it clears out. It's better to wait it out now than to get in an accident.

If you need top performing products to maintain your vehicle, you can browse AMSOIL's online shop or call John O Brown at (520) 444-2634 to place an order for the most effective synthetic oil in Show Low.

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