Compared to many of the states, Arkansas has a very mild winter. But that’s not to say that the area around Floyd Traylor Honda doesn’t still see its share of slippery winter roads. Keep in mind these five tips in case you have to drive on snow or ice this winter.
1. Accelerate and Brake Slowly
If you take it easy with your acceleration, you’ll maintain more control over your vehicle. The same goes for braking; always give yourself plenty of time to stop when you’re on a slick road. Don’t slam on the brakes, or your vehicle may slide out of control.
2. Try To Avoid Stopping
Work on finding a balance in your slow deceleration, one that will allow you to continue at a slow roll until you’re moving forward again. This will help you maintain traction with your tires.
3. Know Your Car
Before heading out in winter driving conditions, read your owner’s manual to understand what features your car might have to help you—like four-wheel drive or anti-lock brakes—and how to use them.
4. Check Your Tires
If you want your car to perform best on slick roads, your tires need to be in good condition and properly inflated. When you take care of your tires, you’ll get the best traction and experience the most control on slick winter roads.
If your tires need maintenance to prepare for the winter, stop by Floyd Traylor Honda to schedule an appointment in our service department.