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Top Tips For Driving on Snowy Roads

Buffalo residents know that about 90 inches of snow can fall during a single winter. This can make for hazardous driving conditions. At L & S Agency Inc. serving the greater Buffalo, NY region, we are passing along these top tips for driving on snowy roads.

Be Prepared in Case You’re Stranded

As soon as the first snow falls, prepare your car in case of emergency. Create an emergency preparedness kit that includes a blanket, gloves, hats emergency drinking water, and high-protein snacks. Hopefully, you’ll never have to use it, but keep it in your vehicle in case you get stranded.

Switch to Snow Tires

For many other parts of the country, all-season radials may do the trick. But for Buffalo drivers, it’s wise to switch to actual snow tires for the winter season. When spring comes, you can change back to your regular tires. The extra traction and peace of mind are well worth the added time and expense.

Check Your Battery

Cold temperatures drain car batteries faster. If you have an older car battery, you might be better off bringing it in and getting a new one. An auto parts store or car dealership can check the battery and let you know the best course of action.

Know How to Drive Out of a Skid

If your rear wheels skid, steer in the direction you want to go. If your front wheels skid, straighten the steering wheel and gently ease off the gas.

Avoid High Speeds

Even if you have a high-performance vehicle or an SUV that drives great in the snow, your fellow drivers on the road may not feel so confident. Avoid speeding or driving in an aggressive manner, as this puts everyone in danger.

Call Today To Discuss Your Options

To make sure you have adequate car insurance, contact L & S Agency Inc. serving Buffalo, NY. We’re here to help you during snowy Buffalo winters and all season long.