The tire pressure - this must be higher if the vehicle is heavily loaded (see the vehicle manual). Remember to check the pressure of the spare tire before you go on holiday.
The lights - Check whether the front, side and rear lights, the indicators and the headlights work well and are free from snow.
The tire grooves - get your tires changed if the profile depth is less than 3mm on winter tires
The fluids - check the gauges for cooling fluids on a regular basis and also check the oil gauge. Don’t forget, you can perform those actions only when the engine is cold.
Winter is not always kind to electric vehicles. The cold temperatures drop the driving range to distances lower than what you’re used to.
Braking distanceLeave a larger distance between your vehicle and the one in front of you. The braaking distance on a slippery road surface is twice as long as on a dry one.
How do you brake on a slippery road surface?If you don’t need to brake hard, place light pressure on the brakes while changing down gears (if you have manual transmission). Hard, sudden steering or braking maneuvers are certainly not advised.
Slipping? Press the clutch in and dodge!If you feel your vehicle slipping, immediately press the clutch in. This allows your vehicle to regain grip. Softly release the clutch so that you regain control. The natural reflex is to look at possible obstacles that you might hit, but it’s best to always look at the place that you want to drive towards.
Braking in an emergency stopAll vehicles manufactured since 2003 are fitted with abs. Thanks to this anti-lock braking system, you no longer need to worry about pushing the brake pedal in with full force. The pedal may begin to vibrate: it’s the abs system beginning to work. You can keep pushing on the pedal.
Disclaimer: All the information presented in the above article is provided only for information and ALD Automotive will not asume any legal responsibility regarding the understanding and aplicability of those tips.