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Re: There\'s snow
<font face="comic Sans MS">Tall and narrow tires are typically better on snow and ice... Most people seem to prefer A/T style tires on snow, but I must say I'm still quite happy with the 'ol Cooper STT's on the snow/ice... Probably have to be paying a hair more attention than you might with other tires but when driving on a slippery surface IMO, you should be paying close attention anyhow...
Driving on it, pretty much just remember only do one of these three things at a time:<ul>[*]Accelerating[*]Braking[*]Turning[/list]
Also, if you have trouble stopping, you should throw the transmission into neutral... I know some on here will say it's better to have engine braking help slow you down, and in a non panic stop type situation yes, it's not a bad thing to have, but when you absolutely have to stop, in my personal experience (or maybe just all the vehicles I have go against the grain in that respect) but you definitely want it in neutral... Basically practice driving in a snowy parking lot, controlling slides, braking, etc... If you can make controlling it a reflex rather than something you make a conscious thought about, you'll be much better off... Of course I don't know what the WA laws against practicing in snowy parking lots are... Might not be worth it from a legal penalty standpoint...</font>