With winter firmly upon us, drivers of all experience levels are navigating Baltimore’s icy roads. For folks with decades of driving experience in Maryland, these dangerous conditions are (hopefully) easier to adjust to. However, new drivers and those who are unused to cold weather are likely in need of advice on how to handle driving in the cold weather. Here are a few key points to know when driving in Baltimore in the winter. Be sure to contact your auto mechanic for any car issues!
Preparing Your Vehicle
When the weather turns cold, there are a few best practices that can help you stay safe on the road. Firstly, make sure that your vehicle is up-to-date with its regular service from your trusted auto mechanic. Check the tread on your tires regularly. Tires with poor tread will reduce your already poor traction on icy roads. It is also a good idea to pack a set of cold-weather gear such as an ice scraper, blankets, flashlight, and backup food and water. Getting stranded in the snow is rare but not impossible, and hunkering down in your car will be much more comfortable with supplies. You should also keep your vehicle topped off with gas.
Driving in Snow and Icy Conditions
Before you set out in the cold, make sure to defrost your windshield. If conditions are particularly snowy or icy, try to limit driving as much as possible. In the event that you do need to drive somewhere, be extremely cautious. Increase the distance between yourself and other cars, and drive slowly. Avoid accelerating and decelerating abruptly, as this can cause you to skid or spin out. Use four-wheel drive if you have it and watch for black ice. If you end up with car trouble this winter, visit the expert auto mechanics at Auto Stop Limited Inc.!
Car Maintenance and Service From Your Baltimore Auto Repair Experts at Auto Stop Limited!
Auto Stop Limited Inc. is happy to service your vehicle and make sure all of your maintenance needs are properly addressed and resolved. No matter what car troubles you may be experiencing, Auto Stop Limited Inc. will help you every step of the way.
Throughout the Baltimore area – including Charles Village, Hampden, Mount Vernon, Fells Point, Federal Hill, and the Inner Harbor – Auto Stop Limited, Inc is your one stop shop for all your auto repair needs. If you are looking for the highest-quality automotive service, come in today for a free estimate – or call us and let us know how our skilled experts can keep your vehicle up and running, safely and fast!