8 tips to avoid winter driving wrecks

Published On: Feb 08 2013 09:58:27 AM PST   Updated On: Nov 10 2014 07:36:13 AM PST

As the first winter storm of the season hits large parts of the U.S., brush up on your winter driving know-how. Here's how to stay out of trouble when road conditions become icy.

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5. Check your tires. Not everyone needs snow tires, which are soft, have tiny slits (called siping) to aid traction, and wear out quickly on warm, dry pavement. But your tires should be in good shape when winter begins.

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