AUTHORIZED DEALER
DOUG & KIM CRAWFORD
Oklahoma City , OK
CALL (405) 388-6170

OUR BLOG

01/11/2018
Even if it isn't torrential, weather conditions can often become so bad that many motorists just don't feel comfortable on the road. This article can help you to stay safer during these conditions. There are times where there is just no way that anybody in their right mind should be driving on the road. Then there are  times when the conditions are bad and visibility is poor, but it's still reasonable enough for you to drive.

Tips to Help You Stay Safe During Bad Weather and Low Visibility

Below are some tips from USA Synthetics to help you prepare your vehicle and your driving style for the task and to stay safe on the road during spout of bad weather.

What's the Rush?

Even during good weather speeding is not a good idea, but when you add rain and visibility issues into the mix than the activity becomes unnecessarily dangerous. While the majority of drivers think that this means they have to drive at a snail’s pace and ignore the lesson, it really just means taking off a few miles per hour as you drive. If this means that it takes you 10 minutes longer to reach your destination, factor it into your planning so that you don’t feel rushed driving on the road.

It All Starts with Your Start

In addition to reducing the speed you drive, it’s also a good idea to reduce the speed at which you take off from a standing start. This could be when the light changes to green or the traffic becomes clear. The main reason to take your starts slow is that, unless you get out and inspect the road underneath your tires each time that you stop your car, you don’t have any way of knowing what the road is like. While it may look fine, small amounts of oil can cause problems when driving in the rain. Click here to buy AMSOIL Signature Series 0W-20 Synthetic Motor Oil, an engine fluid designed to extend the lifespan of your engine and help boost its performance. Call USA Synthetics at (405) 388-6170 or check out the online store to learn more or to place an order.

Now for the Stopping

Of course, in addition to taking it easy when time to accelerate it’s even more important that you take into consideration your extended stopping time. There are a number of factors which contribute to how quickly your car can come to a complete stop and you can bet that the cold and wet weather affects all of them. With this in mind, apply pressure to the brakes a second or two earlier than you would to give your vehicle enough time to come to a safe and complete stop.

What's Around You?

Asyou drive you instictly look at how other drivesr are bahving to calcualte where you need to take action. And while this is a great way to drive, during times of bad weather, you need to turn the diwl up to 11! Why? Just because you are a great driver during bad weather and take into consideration these tips doesn’t meant that every other driver is and has. For this reason, when you re driving in the rain or just in bad weather, be a little more skeptical of your fellow motorists. This includes adjusting your driving habits to to allow for extra space when driving behind a car or even slowing down more than you need to in order to allow another vehicle to merge as the driver may not be able to see you as clearly as you can see them.

How Are Your Tires?

Of all the factors which determine how well your car drives and stops in bad weather, your tires are right at the top of the list! For this reason, every week during the bad weather season, give your tires a visual inspection, paying particular attention to the following:
  • Cracks in your tires
  • Debris stuck in the tread or the tire
  • Places where there is no tread on your tire
If you see any of the above or any other problems with your tires, be sure to have it looked at before driving on it any further. While a professional inspection could find that your tires are fine to drive on, you won’t know unless you ask somebody who knows.

A Synthetic Oil Change in Oklahoma City, OK Can Improve the Performance of Your Vehicle

When it comes to at-home vehicle maintenance, nothing beats a synthetic oil change. To get the right products for the job, speak with USA Synthetics at (405) 388-6170 and learn more about how a synthetic oil change can improve your driving experience.
CONTACT

 (405) 388-6170


 4101 NW 43RD Street 
Oklahoma City, OK 73112 
© AMSOIL INC. 2018  |  www.amsoil.com