Winter storm Izzy dropped massive amounts of snow up and down the eastern third of the United States this week. Winter driving requires a shift not only in mindset and driver behavior, but in vehicle operation and setup. This issue of FleetWeek is focused on best practices for winter driving during these snowy, cold months. Stay warm and safe out there!
We’ve shared our winter weather driving tips before but they deserve a re-share as they could quite literally save a life—your own or someone else’s. These 5 tips should be top of mind when operating a vehicle during winter months.
Do you know the difference between all-season tires and snow tires? Should you put 2 or 4 winter tires on a vehicle? Our Winter Tires Guide is packed with information, tips and tricks to keep your drivers and vehicles safe during ice and snow season.
Unless your car’s engine was built a very long time ago, you are doing more harm than good by letting it idle to “warm it up.” Modern engines need no more than a minute or two of warm-up period before they are ready to go. It’s best to only idle long enough to defrost your windshield for maximum visibility, then start driving – this warms up the interior much faster than letting the vehicle sit at idle, which is bad for the environment and for fuel economy. Consumer Reports has the scoop.