When there are icy roads, you have to take extra precaution. Most drivers tend to slow down, but they don't realize that going over 45 mph can cause hydroplaning and fishtailing on icy roads. Snow conditions also should force you to be more precaution when you brake and accelerate. If you brake too hard, your wheels could get stuck and cause you to slide even further.

There are some things you can do to prevent sliding. You can turn your vehicle into the slide so that the tires self-correct. You should be gentle and slow when turning your steering wheel, or you may over-correct to compensate for the slide. The most important thing to remember is that you have to remain calm. Snow tires and all-wheel drive can also help you prevent a slide situation.

You can test drive vehicles with snow tires and all-wheel drive as well as weather alerts when you visit Valenti Subaru located in Westerly, RI.

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