Driving during cold and snowy weather can be hazardous, and these hazards can lead to serious accidents. That said, careful drivers can avoid such accidents by taking the time to prepare themselves and their vehicles for cold-weather operation.
The tires are the points of initial contact between roads and vehicles, and because of this drivers should take careful pains to have their tires and suspensions checked before winter weather rolls in. Practically, this may mean having treads and grooves checked for consistency and making sure tires are properly inflated.
In addition to having tread upgrades, drivers may also want to have their tires rotated well before winter weather changes. By having factors like caster, camber, and toe-in adjusted, drivers can keep their vehicles in closer contact with roads and better able to avoid slips and slides. This can greatly reduce risks and increase control.