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Old 09-11-2012, 11:34 PM   #1
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Winter Driving Tips/Experience

Hey guys! Please share your experiences and tips about winter driving if you are in a place that sees a little too much snow Tips to keep the car clean, keep it from rusting, etc! Also, best setup for the stang as far as driving it in the winter!
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Re: Winter Driving Tips/Experience

well if you haven't done it yet...buy some cans of under coating or truck bed liner in a can...spray the underside of the car..really protects you from salt damage.

also along with running better tires for winter conditions i run 300-400 lbs of sand in the trunk. that traction can go a long way

never lay on the gas...i just pump it lightly as i go..and be ready at all time to hit black ice...never slam on the brakes either
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Learn to slide it and not panic if you get the rear end out a bit. Get good winter rubber and i usually say tc off in the city, on on the highway. As for cleaning, do it whenever you can. Avoid washing when it's below freezing.
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Don't hammer it, lol

I usually try to start out in second gear instead of first, less power means less wheel spin
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Heck, most of the time, it's the other people that you need to worry about.
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Heck, most of the time, it's the other people that you need to worry about.
Yea, true, just don't become the "other" person
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I've found the best way to drive a Mustang in the winter is to buy something else. Other than that, get a second set of wheels with winter tires on them (I've heard many people say good things about blizzaks). As far as keeping it clean and not rusting, thats unavoidable when you drive it in snow/salt, but new cars are a lot more resilient to rust than the old uncoated steel cars of yesteryear.
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I usually ask my brother to drive my car during winter, I learned a lot from your informative suggestions. Hopefully, I can manage driving this winter. I badly need to learn how I can drive on ice in a secure fashion.
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I usually ask my brother to drive my car during winter, I learned a lot from your informative suggestions. Hopefully, I can manage driving this winter. I badly need to learn how I can drive on ice in a secure fashion.
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