Here in Central Florida, we often see a lot of bad weather. In the summer we experience a lot of rain and high winds and a lot of mornings begin with a foggy layer. While we don’t get a lot of snow here, there are a lot of opportunities to go find snow up north in states past the Florida-Georgia line. No matter the bad weather, you should always be prepared for it with safe driving techniques. If you’re unfamiliar with how to drive safe in treacherous weather conditions, Toyota of Orlando is sharing safe driving tips for taking on bad weather.
Take on bad weather with a safe Orlando Toyota!
Before you get out on the road, the best way to stay safe while driving in bad weather is to drive an Orlando Toyota. Our new Toyota cars are built with high quality parts and come with the latest and greatest safety systems like the Toyota Star Safety Systems as well as the Advanced Airbag System and more! Orlando Toyota vehicles have a variety of available safety features like a low-speed pre-collision system, blind spot monitor with rear-cross traffic alert, lane departure alert and trailer-sway control.
Safe driving tips for every kind of bad weather!
Driving in Rain
The water on the road from the rain causes the pavement to be slick and slippery. For safe driving in the rain, it’s best to first have tires with enough tread depth. Good tires allow for enough traction on the road, keeping you safer. To avoid losing control or hydroplaning in the rain:
- Keep both hands on the wheel
- Avoid puddles and standing water on the road
- Do not use cruise control
Driving in Fog
Driving with less than maximum visibility can be dangerous and nerve wracking, but with safe driving tips from Toyota of Orlando you can remain calm and take on driving in fog like pro. When driving in foggy weather, be sure to turn your headlights and windshield wipers on. Your headlights will allow you to see other drivers and allow them to see you. Windshield wipers will keep your windshield clear of mist and obstructions.
Driving in High Winds
It’s hard to avoid driving in high winds, especially in Florida. Blustery days happen frequently here so it’s crucial to know how to handle driving in high winds.
- Use defensive driving techniques. Keep a safe following distance, be aware of your surroundings, and follow road rules.
- Avoid larger vehicles. Wind gusts affect larger vehicles more than small, compact cars.
- Slow down. The faster you drive, the more wind gets underneath your Orlando Toyota.
Driving in Snow
It may not be a necessary need all of the time, knowing how to drive in snow is important to keep in mind when traveling to snowy states in the winter. For driving in snow, it’s important to remember not to brake suddenly, to drive slow and never stop on hills.
Stay safe on the road no matter the weather with these safe driving tips. If you’re interested in purchasing a safe new Orlando Toyota, give us a call at (888) 725-3520 to schedule a test drive.