Safe Driving on Ski Trips – Part 1 – The Basics
Whether youre leaving the city heading to the Mammoth Mountain/Lake Tahoe High Sierra country for its beauty and relaxation, or planning that ski trip from Scottsdale to Snowbowl, here are some tips for a safe and pleasant journey. Be sure to see also Part 2: Dont get in Trouble, but if you do -.
Driving in winter conditions tests your car to the limit. If something isn’t working properly under the best conditions it certainly isn’t going to work when it’s cold and stormy.
Check weather and travel conditions before heading out. Don’t take chances if the weather is bad. Dont drive when there are whiteouts, freezing rain or blizzards. Leave early to allow extra time to get to your destination. Buckle up; always use your belt. This means all passengers and children, too.
Whenever starting your car, make sure that there is nothing obstructing the tailpipe, and never warm up your car in a closed garage.
If you feel tired, pull off the road and rest!
Check engine oil, especially before long trips. Use winter weight (5W-30) or all-season...