Winter Driving Tips: Top Safety Reminders

There are always a million things to do when you’re heading out for the weekend. But planning ahead for winter driving can really pay off. All it takes is a few safe driving tips and checklists.

  • Don’t use cruise control on slick surfaces. When it’s raining or snowing, cruise control can spin your tires and send your vehicle out of control.
  • Create a winter driving safety kit. Already have an ice scraper for your windshield? Congratulations! You’re almost there. Here's a quick list of other items you may want.
  • Learn how to drive on ice and snow with AAA.Whether you grew up driving in the winter or not, it’s always good to refresh your skills with these easy-to-understand tips.
  • Print our before-you-go checklist. These quick infographics list out everything you’ll need for your winter drive.
  • Know what to do if you get stuck in the snow. You might be one of the lucky few who never gets stuck, but, to be prepared, check out these helpful tips.

Be Ready for Any Weather

Even if the roads are clear when you head to work, they can be covered in snow and ice on the way home. The same goes for any weekend away, driving up to the slopes, over the passes, or through the canyons. Be prepared by getting your vehicle winter ready. That includes checking your tire pressure, tread, tires and devices.