It’s not easy to drive a vehicle when the weather is not cooperating, but here in Calgary, AB we know all about ice and snow complicating the quality of the roads on which we travel. Fortunately, there are a number of things that drivers of new Nissan vehicles can do to keep themselves and their families safe throughout the colder months, and here at Sunridge Nissan we’re happy to pass along a few of those tips now that we’ve hit November.
- Make sure the vehicle is physically ready for winter, which means checking tire tread and inflation, replace the oil with a weight more suited to colder temperatures, and keep your windshield wiper fluid topped off since you really don’t want to be blinded by dirt and salt while driving a scary stretch of road.
- Be aware how your brakes work and don’t be afraid of the grumble associated with your ABS. Also, should you fishtail, take your foot off the accelerator and make sure you steer into the direction you appear to be sliding. Don’t slam on the brakes, as that could cause even more problems, and try your best to stay cool even in a stressful situation.
- Keep your guard up even more than you usually do while driving because not everybody adheres to these safe driving tips. Be ready for anything, which includes increasing your following distance and allowing yourself more time to brake.
It also helps to drive vehicles well-suited to all weather conditions, like the 2017 Nissan Pathfinder or 2017 Nissan TITAN. These vehicles can handle the weather, but so can you, especially if you follow this safety advice as the snowier weather finds its way to Canada this winter.