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Driving Tips for Winter Weather

Luxury Apts WNY Blog  When you have to leave your apartment in inclement weather, be prepared with these winter driving tips. Read on for more.

Last month, the Luxury Apts WNY Blog shared information about the efforts we make to clear the snow and ice for our residents. We thought it would be a good idea to follow up with some tips for winter driving. As we all know, we get our fair share of inclement weather and less-than-optimal driving conditions. These tips will help you be safe as you’re out and about driving this winter.


Tips for Winter Driving


1) Dress appropriately for the weather. Gloves, a scarf, and a hat may be just what you need. Wear boots or keep a pair in your vehicle (toss a pair of socks in them, too) in case you get stuck somewhere and end up walking.


2) Keep an emergency kit in your vehicle. Include items such as a first aid kit, jumper cables, rain ponchos, flashlights with working batteries, drinking water, non-perishable snacks, a tarp in case you need to change a tire on wet roads, wipes for cleanups, and an extra blanket. is a good resource for additional information about emergency kits.


3) Before driving, be sure your windshield is completely defrosted. Before a long road trip, check your car’s fluids and make sure they are at the appropriate levels. Consider keeping extra antifreeze, windshield washing fluid, and transmission fluid in your car.


4) When you find yourself driving on wet, snow-packed, or icy roads, remember these three things: Slow down, increase the distance between you and any vehicles in front of you, and start braking sooner than you normally would. It will take longer to stop safely.


Following these tips will help you be safe when you’re out and about and help to ensure that you arrive safely back at your apartment. What are your thoughts on best practices for wintertime driving? Please share in the comments so we can all be informed. Thanks for reading today’s blog post.

Update: The Ultimate Guide to Roadside Assistance by Bankrate is a great resource.