Michigan Winter Driving Tips

Michigan Winter Driving Tips

If you've ever found yourself in a snowbank, you understand how scary and frustrating it can be. Winter driving can certainly be unpredictable; here are a few must-haves that can help during those tough situations. After all, you can never be too prepared!


A Shovel. If your car is stuck, you'll need to shovel around the tires to free the vehicle from the snow. 


Twenty-Pound Bag of Sand. Even after shoveling out your car, you sometimes need some additional traction to get going again. If your wheels are spinning, put some sand under your tires or use your car mats to help gain traction.  Meyer-Ace Hardware in downtown Petoskey offers snow brushes, ice scrapers, sand, and shovels.


Warm Winter Gear. From boots to warm mittens, hats, and a coat, it's essential to bundle up when you're driving during the winter. It's also wise to carry extra winter gear and a blanket or two to be safe. Dave's Boot Shop in downtown Petoskey has a great selection of winter boots.


A Charged Cell Phone. If you find yourself in the ditch or an accident, you will want to call for help. Always keep your phone charged and a backup charger handy. When it is cold, snowy, and dark, a phone is a surefire way to make it home safely and call for assistance if needed.


Winter driving can be unpredictable. Let friends and family know when you're on the road and when you arrive at your destination. Share your winter driving tips with us in the comment section below. 


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