Stay Safe On the Massachusetts and Rhode Island Roads This Winter

Here in Massachusetts, driving in winter weather conditions comes with the territory. Whether this is your first time driving during a Massachusetts winter or you've been doing it for decades, it's always a good idea to review tips for safe winter driving here in the greater Somerset, Providence, Warwick, Fall River, and New Bedford, MA areas. Between ensuring that your vehicle is in optimal condition to take on the elements and proper techniques and rules to follow, there are many things you can do to make driving through snowy winter weather easier on you. Below, we're going to share some of the most important tips and advice that we've compiled to provide you with an easy to reach reference for what you can do to take on Massachusetts and Rhode Island driving conditions this winter!

Tips For Winter Driving In Massachusetts and Rhode Island

  • Make sure you have the correct winter tires and that they are always properly inflated.
  • Keep your gas tank at least half full at all times to avoid running out of gas if you happen to get stuck in traffic.
  • Always look and steer where you want to go to ensure you can react with your vehicle's movements.
  • Accelerate and decelerate slowly, avoid any sudden increase or abrupt decrease in speed to always stay in control.
  • Always drive slowly regardless of what other drivers are doing.
  • Try to keep your inertia going when traveling up hills, never let your vehicle come to a stop going up a hill.
  • And as always, unless you absolutely have to, if the weather is very bad outside, stay home.

If you need any assistance in getting your vehicle ready for the winter, whether it be through winter tires, brake servicing, oil changes, battery replacement, or anything else, or you have any questions about any of the tips we've added above, we welcome you to come visit us here at Somerset Subaru today!

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