With all the snow and ice that comes this time of year, it’s important to stay safe while you’re on the road. Despite the incredible handling typical of Mitsubishi vehicles, we thought we’d put together a list of winter driving tips.

Our first tip is to check your tires. If you have to drive in three feet of snow, it’s a good idea to make sure that you have plenty of tread and good tire pressure. According to Edmunds, you should have at least 6/32-inch deep tread for winter driving. Tire tread testers are easily found at most parts stores.

Tip number two is to stomp, stay, and steer. If you do end up sliding on the road, know what to do: the most important thing is not to overreact. Though you might be tempted to crank the steering wheel, that’s not usually the best thing to do. Stomp on the brakes (assuming you have antilock brakes), stay hard on the pedal, and avoid overcorrecting.

Last but not least, don’t drive when you don’t have to. The best way to avoid an accident is to avoid driving when it’s bad out. Know the limitations of your car, and follow the advice of the weather channel. If it’s a blizzard, hold off on going for a spin.

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