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It’s important to remember that when the weather changes for the worse, your driving and awareness needs to change with it. 

When the sun is shining and the roads are dry, driving is relatively easy. There are no two ways about it. After all, it’s bright out so you can easily see other vehicles and the roads are dry so your tires get a lot of traction, both when starting and stopping. However, when the weather takes a turn, such as when it rains, driving needs a bit more of your attention.

How You Can Stay Safe on the Road During Bad Weather

Ace Hi Oil knows just how important it is for all drivers to be as safe as possible on the roads, whatever their condition. Because of this, they have prepared the following tips to improve your driving during bad weather.

Slow Your Take Off

During good weather when you put your foot on the gas, your tires grip onto the road underneath them and your car propels forward. However, when the roads are icy, wet, or have even been rained on a few hours ago, it happens a little differently. If the roads are wet or have residual oil on them from rain which occurred a short time ago, your tires aren’t able to grip the terrain as normally would. In these instances, the easiest way to stop your wheels from spinning and causing an accident is to simply take it easy with your gas pedal when taking off, either from your driveway or from traffic lights.

Brake in Advance

The majority of cars will come with an anti-lock braking system (ABS), however, despite what motorists think, this isn’t the be-all-and-end-all of braking. Even motorist driving cars with this feature can be involved in a collision. ABS prevents your wheels from locking up if you apply too much pressure to the brakes. Instead of locking, this system controls the speed at which your tires are turning to bring you to a controlled stop. However, how quickly you stop depends on the conditions of the road. To prevent crashing into the car in front of you, drive at a greater distance and apply the brakes earlier than you would when arriving at traffic lights or a stop sign. Click here to buy Signature Series 0W-20 Synthetic Motor Oil and help keep your vehicle in good operation. To find out more about this product or to speak about the range of AMSOIL products available, speak with an expert at Ace Hi Oil today at (888) 459-9958. If you prefer, check out the online store for information on their full range of AMSOIL products.

Changes in Tire Pressure

Believe it or not, the air pressure in your tires can make a significant difference to your car’s ability to come to a complete stop or even slow down. If you have too much air in your tires then enough of the tread won’t be contacting the road, and too little pressure means sluggish tires. Accordingly, this leads to sluggish stopping performance. The next time that you are at a gas station, take the opportunity to use their tire pumps. These devices will also tell you what level of pressure is inside your tires, which you simply need to match against what it printed on the tire itself. This makes keeping your tire pressure at the proper level much easier.

Avoid Using Cruise-Control

There is no denying that cruise-control is one of the best features which can come with a car. This is especially true when you are driving over long distances regularly. However, as great as this feature is, it can also make drivers become a little complacent, believing that the car will take care of them. This can result in most drivers taking their feet away from the pedals and resting them as they cruise along. When driving in bad weather, do your best to resist using cruise-control and instead keep your feet on the pedals and your driver awareness active. This will put you in the best position to avoid an accident and help you to navigate around any issues which may occur in front of you.

Give Your Car’s Performance a Boost With a Synthetic Oil Change in Fort Worth, TX

A quick and easy synthetic oil change is a great way to improve your car’s performance and reduce engine wear and damage. To find out which AMSOIL products are best suited to your vehicle, speak with an expert at Ace Hi Oil by calling (888) 459-9958.

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 Southlake, TX, 76092
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