Plenty of snow falls seasonally here in Albertville, MN, but that doesn’t mean that life stops, and your need to get from Point A to Point B is still very real, regardless of the white powder falling. Our insurance experts at Pizano Insurance offer tips to help you navigate your vehicle through harsh snow conditions.
1. Drive Extra Careful
One of the keys to safe winter driving is staying smooth with your steering, accelerating, and braking. Why? Jerky movements with the controls can quickly break the traction between the tires and the slippery road. Be gentle and deliberate with movements controlling the vehicle.
2. Eyes on the Prize
Should the auto begin to skid, you must look at where you want to go, not where the car is heading during the slide. This helps you restore control, while panicking only worsens the situation and can result in accidents or getting ditched.
3. Buy the Best Winter Tires You Can
If you’ve lived up north very long, you already know the importance of having superior winter tires. This is more of a survival recommendation rather than a driving tip. However, investing in snow tires gives you greater traction on ice, snow, and slush than all-season tires.
4. Carry the Right Supplies for Winter Driving
You (or someone you encounter on the road) will inevitably get stuck in the snow. Be a hero by having a snow shovel, a thick wood board for traction, and a large bag of snow-melting salt to get unstuck from roadway snow.
5. Have Adequate Auto Insurance Year Round
As a brother-owned company, Pizano Insurance has two locations: one in Wayzata, MN, and another in Albertville, MN. As an independent agency, you’ll get the best quotes from multiple carriers with one simple request. Choices are great, and we’re here to make insurance shopping a simpler experience. Contact us online or call one of our locations today.