Snow driving tips to drive in snow and icy conditions

Snow driving tips – This week on our chats about snow driving we are talking about just that. How to drive in snow and icy conditions.


Slow and steady wins the race here. No sudden braking, cornering, or acceleration. If you have snow mode on your transmission, use it. Don’t use cruise control at all.

Keep extra distance between you and the car in front and I simply forget about overtaking.

I always drive with my headlights on and if its particularly snowy, my hazards as well. Keep the heater on the windows to prevent them fogging up.

Keep an eye out for black ice, which is hard. If I can I try to follow someone, but if caught on black ice don’t panic as you will slide so just take you foot off the accelerator and steer into the skid direction. Don’t brake as you will slide even more.

Also, its much harder to see wildlife in snowy conditions, especially early or late in the day.

If its hard for you, imagine how much harder it is for trucks. Keep a safe distance and never cut in front of them.

Next week we chat about what tyres are best to drive in the snow and ice.

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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.