Winter can bring along any type of weather. This can range from rain to snow, including sleet and ice. You will want to make sure you are prepared to drive on any road condition that you might have to. The most important thing is to always make sure your vehicle is well maintained. Bring it in for regular maintenance inspections so we can inspect it. The brakes, tires, fluids, and other parts should always be at the best operating levels possible. When an issues arises, it is best to have it fixed as soon as possible. That will help prevent further problems from occurring to your vehicle as well.
You will want to make sure you know what the roads are like in the winter. Before you drive, check the road condition report. You can also check the weather report so you are aware what it might do. Keeping your vehicle at least half full of fuel is important, especially in the winter. You never know if you might have an accident or go in the ditch. Having the vehicle full of fuel will help keep you and your passengers warm, while you wait for help. If it has been raining, you will want to drive carefully and be aware of black ice. Black ice is typically invisible, until you are on it.
Also make sure that you slow down in speed when you drive. The roads can quickly get covered with snow or ice. Even a small amount of snow can cause the roads to become slick when you drive. You will want to leave plenty of distance between you and the vehicle in front of you. That way if they slam on the brakes, you have enough time to respond as well to it.