Tips for driving on slushy roads

When temperatures rise in the winter or spring, the snow melts, and the roads turn into a slippery, slushy mess. Here are a few tips for safely and respectfully tackling slushy roads.

  • Reduce your speed. This will help facilitate tire traction and prevent you from hydroplaning.
  • Stay focused and avoid using cruise control. Using this function on slippery roads can cause you to lose control of your vehicle. Keep in mind that slush can conceal deep cracks and potholes.
  • Make sure to top up your windshield washer fluid and inspect your wiper blades before setting out on the road. The cars in front of you can fling slush onto your windshield, blocking your view of the road.
  • Be mindful of pedestrians, especially at intersections. Make sure you slow down when passing them, so you don’t splash them with dirty, slushy water.

Your tires must be in top shape when driving through thick slush. If they’re worn down, they may have less grip which could cause you to lose control of your vehicle or hydroplane. Visit your nearest Mister Muffler to have your tires inspected or replaced.

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