While we’ve been fortunate enough to enjoy a relatively mild winter thus far, it looks like the coming months will be bringing their share of frigid weather along with them. As such, our NJ Toyota dealership feels that now is the perfect time to refresh your winter driving skills!
Cold weather ups the odds of bad road conditions, to it’s particularly important to pay attention to road rules that apply year-round. This includes taking extra care not to drive while tired, fatigued, or distracted.
Of course, winter also brings along its own brand of unique road conditions to be prepared for. If the forecast – whether at home, at your destination, or somewhere along the way – calls for snow, be sure to plan ahead!
Driving On Snow And Ice
When snow or ice make their way onto the road, our Toyota dealer in NJ has a golden rule: take your time! This applies specifically to your overall speed, your acceleration, and your braking. Taking your time while picking up speed helps to maintain control, and braking as gradually as possible is crucial to keeping traction.
We also suggest taking the time to learn a bit about your vehicle. Nearly all modern vehicles have anti-lock brakes, butcars without them require a different approach. The same is true when it comes to learning whether your car has front-, rear-, or all-wheel drive. Different drivetrains will require different reactions in the event of a loss of traction.
Of course, the safest course of action when the roads are foul is to grab a blanket and a good book and wait it out at home! For more information on winter driving, as well as Toyota’s latest safety features, be sure to contact us online or to call the Toyota of Morristown team at (973) 540-1111 today!