Keep your side view mirrors free from bird poop and bird droppings that can damage the paint on your car, bird pecking, bird attacks, scratches and scuffs!
Your should have all of these items (above) in your trunk for safe winter driving - plus your cell phone and a real spare tire!
Handling a Skid on Snow or Ice
A critic is a man who knows the way but can't drive the car. ~ Kenneth Tynan
If you drive in winter weather, inevitably this will happen to you one day, you end up in a skid on the ice. Here are the rules to follow
should you find yourself having to handle a skid.
There are differences between a front wheel skid and a rear wheel skid and the steps you need to correct the problem. Use these techniques to steer your way out of a skid.
Back to: Driving Techniques
* Icy, Slippery or Snow Covered Roads
* Driving in Bad Weather – Part 1
* Driving in Bad Weather – Part 2
* Driving in a Blizzard
* Driving in an Ice Storm (video)
* Driving in Fog
* Handling a Skid
* Handle a Skid on Snow or Ice (video)
* Skidding To Make a Turn?
No matter how well you plan, stuff can happen when you're driving your car or truck in the winter's cold. Best to have these items in your trunk just in case that emergency crops up.
And for the season it was winter, and they that know the winters of that country know them to be sharp and violent, and subject to cruel and fierce storms. ~ William Bradford