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8 Tips For Driving Your BMW In Winter

Winter driving in Winnipeg can be daunting at times, even with a BMW. It’s important you follow all the necessary steps to stay safe and collision-free during the next few cold months.

Here are a few steps to ensure a safe commute while driving your BMW in winter:

  1. Make sure your vehicle is prepared with the right equipment. Winter tires, snow brush, jumper cables and a flashlight are all good items to keep in your BMW at all times.
  2. Drive smoothly and slowly. Avoid making abrupt turns or stops when driving. Doing so can result in your BMW losing control.
  3. Don’t drive close to other vehicles. Stopping takes much longer on icy roads, so leave enough room between the vehicle ahead of you to do so.
  4. Brake before turning. Reducing your speed before a turn will help your vehicle maintain traction.
  5. Turn your lights on. Ensure your lights are on at all times to increase your visibility to other drivers.
  6. Avoid cruise control. If your car hydroplanes while cruise control is active, your car will try to accelerate and you may lose control.
  7. Don’t ‘pump’ the brakes. All new BMW’s feature an anti-lock breaking system (ABS), which requires you apply constant pressure to your brakes.
  8. Most importantly, pay attention. Controlling your BMW during the winter is more difficult in the snow. Be sure to consider what your next move is going to be and give yourself enough time to do so.

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