How To Avoid Winter Driving Hazards

Winter Weather ConditionsThe service center at Community Honda of Orland Park is here to help you stay safe this winter. We know that the winter months in the Frankfort and Chicago area can get pretty rough. That’s why we’re happy to help by offering some tips to help minimize your risks while driving during the winter. Follow this guide and hopefully you’ll have a safe and happy winter season this year.

Avoid Winter Hazards

Sometimes you can avoid winter driving hazards, and sometimes you can’t. Here are just a few tips to help you stay safe:

  • Don’t drive in bad weather. While this might be impossible some times, if you can avoid driving in winter storms, that’s probably the best way to avoid possible winter hazards. At the very least, you can plan around poor weather by giving yourself extra time in case your schedule changes.
  • Pay attention to the weather. The most important hazard that you can face during the winter months is the weather. Sometimes, the weather can be unpredictable, so always make sure you pay attention to forecasts when you’re planning to be out there on the road. If a storm is set to hit in the evening, make sure you’re back safe at home by the afternoon.
  • Pay attention to the road surface. The road surface can change dramatically during winter weather from cold and dry, to snowy and slushy, to covered in ice. Knowing what you’re driving on is essential to driving safely. Remember that different road surfaces including bridges, overpasses, tunnels, can have different surface conditions.
  • Slow down. In general, whatever the road conditions, it’s worth slowing down to better handle the changing road conditions of winter weather.
  • Have your vehicle maintained. If your vehicle isn’t working well, then you’re asking for trouble. Have Community Honda of Orland Park make sure your vehicle is in perfect working order before venturing out on longer trips.
  • Carry a winter survival kit. Bring a set of warm clothes, blankets, and non-perishable food with you, as well as tools, emergency flares, and a first aid kit.

Schedule a Service Appointment Today!

Visit Community Honda of Orland Park now to let us help you handle winter with ease. We’re your local Honda dealer, and we’re located at 8340 W. 159th St. in Orland Park, IL. Call our service department at 855-207-0311 to discuss your options, or you can schedule a service appointment online now!