While the best advice for winter driving is to just avoid it if you can that is not always possible. Sometimes you have to get to work, an appointment or pick something up from the store and you just have to go out in those dangerous conditions. If you are going to head out in wintery conditions it is a good idea to brush up on some of the proper ways to use your break while driving in winter conditions.
Your car break does not work in the same way that it does when you are driving on dry roads and because of this you will need to apply the break differently than you would when you are driving during the spring, summer and fall.
Here is a look at some of the ways the break should be applied during the snowy conditions.
Tapping Breaks. Whether or not your car has anti-lock breaks on it, you need to know how to tap on the breaks should you find yourself skidding down the road. Simply take the heel and put it on the floor of the car. Apply steady taps to the break with the top of your foot. If you were to slam on the breaks the car would skid further.
Driving Distance Needs To Be Increased. During snowy and icy conditions it takes longer for the car to reach a complete stop. It is recommended that you keep a considerable distance between the car in front of you and your car so that if you need to stop you have enough room to stop.
Do Not Break on a Hill. If you are heading up a hill and start to feel tired or fatigued do not stop or apply the break. Try to get to the top of the hill before you stop or you will find yourself slowly moving back to the bottom of the hill.