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When you get to a road with some snow and no one is around, slow down and test your braking distance. Sometimes ABS kicks in and you're not ready for it. I do it every time it snows because the truck responds differently in powder vs slush.
Right. It's important to test the condition of the road every once in a while that way the surprises aren't as drastic. If I'm taking off from a stand still or from a light and the tires are hurting for traction it's a clear give away that braking and slowing down is also gonna be a problem.
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No quick lane changes as well. Do it gradually.

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Re: Might be driving when snowing, need advice

I think all of this advice is good. I would add that snow is your friend and ice is your enemy. If I have the choice between freshly plowed road with ice or not plowed at all and snow,I will take the snow every time.

As mentioned earlier, slow and careful Lane changes. If you are driving in tracks, with snow down the middle of your vehicle and snow on either side, when you change lanes, the left tire is on the snow between the lanes and the right tire is on the snow down the middle of the lane. In effect, all tires are now on snow, so no jerky motions.

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Re: Might be driving when snowing, need advice

A proper snow brush is worth buying, but a broom and a credit card can work in a pinch. Just don't put the brush in the bed of the truck, it will get covered in snow and you won't be able to find it when you need it the most.

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