Although winters in Georgia aren’t nearly as bad as other states such as New Jersey and Vermont, we still experience some significant rain, snow, and ice every now and then. When a situation like that does happen, it helps to know how you should drive your Audi. Even if you purchased one of their Winter Tire & Wheel Packages, that won’t be able to completely protect you if you don’t have good driving habits for the winter. If you don’t know what to do or looking to add to your skillset, Rocco’s European Garage is here for you. Here are three driving habits you need to implement during the winter season in Marietta, GA!
During those winter mornings, it’s pretty common to see frost or snow covering your windshields, which can really limit the vision you have of the road. Without a clear view, you’re leaving you, your passengers, and other drivers in danger. Before you rush out, make sure you take some extra time to defrost the windshields by leaving your Audi running. Although it may take a little time, it’s important nothing is obstructing your sight!
When driving in snow or ice, it isn’t unusual to have your vehicle skid a few extra feet as you’re slowing down your Audi — unless you’ve purchased one of their winter tire packages. When driving this winter, make sure you try to maintain a three car length gap in between you and the car in front of you. Even if you have the reaction time to stop your vehicle, the snow or ice may cause it to skid a lot further than you’d like. Maintaining this gap will ensure that even if you do skid, you’ll avoid rear-ending the person in front of you!
Although it may be tempting to use your Audi’s cruise control, it’s important to avoid it when there’s snow or ice. If your car drives over these conditions while on cruise control, you won’t be able to react until it’s too late. Instead, think about driving your vehicle at a lower gear (if you have a manual). This will prevent your vehicle from accelerating quicker if it does begin to slide on a slick road.