Tips for Driving in Oklahoma Winters
Many people wrongfully assume that southern states don’t get wintry weather. If you are new to the state of Oklahoma, you may be surprised to hear that we often battle low temperatures with icy roads and heavy snows. Prepare for driving in Oklahoma winters with the following tips:
- Always have a full fuel tank: Before heading out into wintry conditions, fill up at the nearest gas station. If you become stranded in blizzard-like conditions or encounter standstill traffic on the highway, a full tank may save you.
- Pack an emergency kit: Your winter emergency kit should include a blanket and layers of clothing, water bottles, batteries, a flashlight, jumper cables, a tool kit, high-protein snacks, and a phone charger.
- Wear the proper shoes: If you are going to a business meeting or formal dinner, don’t wear thin shoes or high heels. Instead, wear boots and bring shoes to switch into. You never know when you’ll have to get out of your vehicle and walk.
- Take precaution if you have rear-wheel drive: If you drive a rear-wheel-drive vehicle, add extra weight to the back of your vehicle to keep from sliding. The emergency kit is a good start, but even more weight will help you keep control.
For more tips on how to handle winter’s worst, ask our team at Carter Chevrolet.