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Tips To Remember When Driving In Bad Weather

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Driving in bad weather is scary and even worse if you're not prepared for it.

AAA offers a few tips. Never hit the road without an emergency kit. It should include items like a blanket, water, and tire gauge. Also, give your car a once-over, especially when the conditions aren't ideal. Look at your tires; this is especially important this season.

The Mustang Police Department also has a safety tips when driving in snow or ice conditions. Leave plenty of room between yourself and the car in front, don't use cruise control, and brake gently.

Matthew Bassett Discount Tire manager, says a little car maintenance can go a long way and mean the difference between safely getting to your destination or not. Before you hit the road, be sure to check tire tread. How worn are your tires? Don’t' forget to take a look at your tire pressure. In cooler weather your tires can decrease in pressure by one pound for every 10 degrees. How dependable is your spare? Do you have one?

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