With frigid, snowy weather gripping most of the Midwest and Northeast, Hankook Tire is offering tips to stay safe and on the road during the most severe winter weather.

The company offered several tips for driving in snowy conditions:

  • Keep tires properly inflated. For every 10 degree Fahrenheit change in outside temperature, your tire’s inflation pressure will change by about 1 psi. Improperly inflated tires can lead to poor traction, decreased control, and skidding.
  • Slowly accelerate and decelerate. Applying engine power slowly to accelerate is the best method for regaining traction and avoiding skids. Don't try to get moving in a hurry, and take time to slow down when stopping
  • Invest in a set of dedicated Winter tires for the vehicle. Winter tires, such as the Hankook Winter i*cept evo, are specifically designed to provide improved traction in cold, snowy and icy conditions. Whether the vehicle is front wheel drive, rear wheel drive or all wheel drive, winter tires can offer you and your vehicle an additional element of performance to get you through those tricky winter driving months.

Even with the severe winter weather currently gripping large sections of the U.S., drivers are confident about driving in snowy conditions. According to Hankook's annual Winter Gauge Index, 76% of U.S. drivers reported that they are comfortable driving in snowy conditions. Only 1% reported that they don't drive in the snow.