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12/19/2018
Keeping your vehicle under control when the weather conditions are clear is a relatively easy task. When the road becomes slippery or visibility becomes impaired, well that’s a different story.

Not all drivers are accustomed to driving during poor weather conditions, such as rain, storms, or instances of impaired visibility. However, when these conditions strike, it’s important for all motorists to adjust their driving behavior to stay safe on the roads.

These Tips Can Help You Stay Safer on the Road

If this sounds like you and you are interested in improving your safety while driving on wet roads and through poor weather conditions, below are some tips from TenEyck Distributing which you can follow.

Don’t Hit the Brakes Too Hard

Every time that you put your foot on the brake pedal, a range of factors determine just how quickly and how controlled your stop is going to be. One of the largest factors is the condition of the road. It only takes a small amount of water or ice on the roads to drastically reduce your ability to come to a controlled stop, even if your vehicle is equipped with an anti-lock braking system (ABS).
  • If you can see a red light ahead, don’t wait to see if it will change to green by the time you reach it. Instead, start to break in anticipation of you needing to stop completely for it.  Doing this will give your tires the extra time they need to grip the road safely and bring your vehicle to a safe stop.
  • It’s a good idea to pay attention to the vehicle you are trailing and use their brake lights and indicators as a guide, however, what if they aren’t paying attention to the road in front of them? In addition to this technique, also consider the driving behavior of the vehicle in front of them, along with the other vehicles around you. If you can see these vehicles start to slow down, take their lead and slow down also.

Earlier Indication

Speaking of using other vehicles are your guide, as you drive, consider that other motorists will be doing the same with your vehicle. That is, each time that you apply the brakes or indicate, these drivers will adjust their speed. With this in mind, if you can see that you will be turning or need to change lanes, give other motorists advanced notice by indicating your intentions a few seconds earlier. This few extra seconds will allow fellow drivers time to adjust their cruising speed and accommodate your maneuver. Click here to buy Signature Series 0W-20 Synthetic Motor Oil and keep your vehicle in good shape during the cold season. Whether it’s improved cold starts or minimizing engine damage, a synthetic oil change in Saint George can help. To find out more about how giving your vehicle a synthetic oil change can help you, speak with an expert at TenEyck Distributing today by calling (208) 589-4660.

Be the Driver of Your Vehicle

Everybody who has used cruise-control knows just how convenient the feature is. However, it also comes with a downside. When the majority of motorists switch on this feature, they tend to remove their feet away from the control pedals, often resting them by the side. When the need to take over the vehicle occurs, these drivers need to spend an extra second to get their feet back to the pedals along with adjusting their often relaxed posture before they can react. While it may not seem like a lot of time, this extra second and return to attention is often the difference between giving somebody your insurance details and a near-miss.

A Safe Speed

One of the leading causes of problems on the road during bad weather isn’t drivers speeding, but drivers who don’t adjust their speed to accommodate for the wet roads or lowered visibility. There are two great ways to combat this.
  • If bad weather starts while you are on the road, all ahead to your destination and let them know that you will be arriving later than expected.
  • If planning a trip, consider that you will need to drive slower than usual, and either alter the destination or plan to leave earlier.

A Synthetic Oil Change in Target Can Help with Cold Mornings

If your vehicle is struggling to get started during cold mornings, a synthetic oil change in Saint George can help. To find out more, check out the online store or speak with an expert on the subject. Call TenEyck Distributing today at (208) 589-4660 to learn more about the benefits of a synthetic oil change in Saint George and for assistance getting the right high-quality AMSOIL product for your vehicle.
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