When it’s icy out, new drivers may find some of the things you should do if you go into a skid counter-intuitive.
It’s that time of year again when we have to worry about ice and snow, so CAA Saskatchewan has some winter driving tips.
Spokesperson, Christine Niemczyk, says if the roads are slippery, hold the steering wheel in the 9 and 3 o’clock position and try not to over steer.
Avoid using cruise control, and always brake well before any turns, leaving plenty of extra room.
Don’t touch the brakes if your car is skidding out.
During a front wheel skid, let the car slow on its own and try to straighten out the steering wheel.
Your vehicle should be in good winter driving condition, meaning the battery has been checked, the block heater and cord are working, your vehicle fluids are topped up and your brakes have been inspected.
Niemczyk suggests checking your tire pressure, because it helps with traction and fuel efficiency.
She recommends getting a good set of winter tires, because the different rubber compound in the tires allows for better traction and control.