For those who can’t escape: Winter prep


These hot September days make winter seem far away, but it is actually just around the corner. Check out these tips for preparing your car for the blizzards to come.


When it comes to driving in Utah during the winter season most people just want to escape. Whether they want to escape to the beaches of Hawaii, the tropical rain forests of Costa Rica or even a not so far away destination, the powdery bliss of a fresh snow day at snowbird. The last place anyone wants to be is driving around on the dangerous Utah roads.


For those of us who get stuck in the daily grind and don’t have the luxury of packing up and escaping, driving is one of those necessary evils, so you might as well make sure that you are safe while you are doing it.


What can you do to make sure you are ready for the snow? First things first. Make sure that you have the appropriate tires for your Ford. Tires will make the biggest difference in your driving experience this year.


There are tires that are made specifically for the winter, these tires have a deeper tread and are made to grip the road better. You can find these tires at any tire specialist in Utah.


A more affordable solution if you don’t want another set of tires to clutter up the house might be to purchase a good set of all-purpose tires. These might not be as affective as the snow tires, but will still get the job done.


Another issue that you may have to deal with is visibility; be sure that you can see. This means making sure that both headlights are working, your windshield and rear windows are free of ice and that the windshield wipers are capable of clearing all snow and ice from the windshield as it falls.


Last but not least be observant, pay attention to the weather around you and to the obstacles the road has to offer. And remember other people are as nervous to drive in the snow as you are so proceed with caution.


Escape the danger that Utah winters present and drive safely in your Ford.


Jorge Presbury is a writer for Fusion 360 Agency.  He writes digital content for several clients, including Henry Day Ford.


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