Tips for Snow Driving

2019 VW Touareg Snow image 3Snow Driving – Driving in the snow isn’t common in Australia, apart from a few months of the year and in limited locations. Rob Fraser has a few quick tips to make the ski trip stress free.

When heading to the snow it’s best to be prepared rather than sitting by the side of the road scratching your head, wondering what went wrong.

There are three main areas that you need to focus on

  1. Vehicle preparation
  2. Driving in the snow and
  3. Parking in the snow

More than most anywhere else, a vehicle in top condition above the snow line is critical. Get your car serviced, put antifreeze in your radiator and if it’s a diesel be sure to fill up with Alpine diesel before you go.


When driving in the snow remember that Snow and Ice are the natural enemy of traction.

If you have a 2wd vehicle you will need to carry snow chains and practice fitting them before you go. If you have an AWD or 4WD check with your state for local regulations.

Slow and steady is the key and keep a greater distance between you and the car in front.

Like most driving, take your time, drive sensibly and you should arrive safely.

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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.