8 tips to avoid winter driving wrecks

POSTED: 09:58 AM PST Feb 08, 2013    UPDATED: 07:36 AM PST Nov 10, 2014 

As the first winter storm of the season hits large parts of the U.S., brush up on your winter driving know-how. Here's how to stay out of trouble when road conditions become icy.

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5. Check your tires. Not everyone needs snow tires, which are soft, have tiny slits (called siping) to aid traction, and wear out quickly on warm, dry pavement. But your tires should be in good shape when winter begins.

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