Driving in a Blizzard

A blizzard is nothing to trifle with. With a strong enough snowstorm, an entire city can be shut down. It therefore is not the best thing to get caught in when you are driving your car. So, should you find yourself on the road when the worst of the winter strikes, consider the following safety tips:

  • Plan ahead. If there’s a risk of a blizzard, try driving during the day. Have a cell phone and an emergency kit available. Drive with an able-bodied passenger, if possible.
  • Visibility is an issue. Keep your headlights and windshield wipers turned on.
  • Ice builds more quickly on bridges and overpasses. Double the four-second following rule, and drive slowly on dangerous areas.
  • Stick to main roads wherever you can, avoiding back roads.
  • If you go into a skid, turn your steering wheel in the same direction as your rear wheels skid. This will counterbalance your skid and help to get your car under control.

Should the blizzard get the better of your car, bring it to Greenwood’s auto body shop in Seattle for quick and effective repairs.