More Snow Driving Tips

2019 VW Touareg Snow image 3Driving in the snow isn’t a common occurrence in Australia. However it’s best to be prepared than sitting by the side of the road scratching your head, wondering what went wrong. Rob Fraser gives us some tips

There are three main areas that you need to focus on

  1. Vehicle preparation

    1. Get your car serviced so it and your tyres are in the best condition
    2. Ensure you have antifreeze in your radiator and window wash
    3. If driving a diesel fill up with Alpine Diesel
  2. Driving in the snow

    1. Nothing sudden is the key here no sudden braking or accelerating and easy on the corners
    2. If you have a 2WD take and practice fitting chains. If you have an AWD like the Subaru Forester or VW Touareg, then in NSW you don’t need chains.
    3. Watch out for Black Ice
  3. Parking in the snow

    1. If you can park facing downhill and in designated spots
    2. Leave your wipers up
    3. Use your demister to clear the windows, never use hot water.
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Rob Fraser – General dogsbody & Director Rob is the founder of the business. He constantly mutters something about way too many red wines one evening being to blame. Often known for taking the 4WD in the driveway over the sports car, he has travelled pretty much everywhere in Australia and when he is bored goes for a drive. He first learned to drive on the farm in a left hand drive WW11 Jeep when he was 11, and was hooked on 4WDriving way back then. In addition to 4WD he is an avid motoring enthusiast and has maintained a strong interest in the industry ever since his teens. He has owned way too many cars in his time as well. Having previously lived at the top of corporate life he retired in 2000 and hasn’t put a suit and tie on since. Cars are his passion so why not have a business doing what you love he figures. He has towed either a caravan or camper trailer to most parts of Australia, has run guided tours for camper trailers’ and instructed drivers in off road towing.