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Two silhouettes cross a street in front of a line of headlights in a nighttime snow storm.

Tips for Winter Driving on the Delmarva Peninsula

How can drivers stay safe while driving in ice and snow?

Winter has come early this year, and though fall is still fighting valiantly to fend it off, we know in the end it will be a losing battle. And so we must again accept the inevitable.

But while we can’t stop winter from coming, we can do our best to be prepared. Once the snow really starts to fall and the roads freeze over, how can one stay safe in Salisbury and the surrounding areas? Here follows a variety of helpful tips, with information courtesy of our good friends at the Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration.

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Prepare Your Vehicle

Before the season starts, (or as soon as possible), have your vehicle serviced. A service department should closely inspect your vehicle’s battery, cooling system, windshield wipers, defrosters, and tires. Also, fill up your wiper fluid reservoir with high quality no-freeze fluid.

When Driving:

  • As always, buckle up and ensure your passengers do so too.
  • If there’s a snow emergency, stay off the road if you can. If you can’t, give yourself plenty of extra time to reach your destination and drive with caution.
  • Don’t think you’re invincible because you have four-wheel drive; such vehicles are actually just as vulnerable to slipping on ice as those with two-wheel drive.
  • If you start to skid, don’t slam on your brakes. Take your foot off the gas and steer in the direction of the skid.
  • Give plenty of extra distance to other vehicles. Especially snowplows. This will provide you with the necessary extra stopping space.
  • Remember that bridges and ramps are the first to freeze, so be especially careful on these.
  • Never try passing a snowplow or salt truck. They don’t have great visibility, and something bad could result. It’s recommended drivers stay at least 25 feet (three car lengths) behind a snow emergency vehicle.
  • If you do get stranded, the safest place to wait for help is in your car. Just be careful not to run your vehicle for too long with the windows up or in an enclosed space. This is to avoid carbon monoxide poisoning. For the same reason, clear your exhaust pipe of any snow and just run the engine sporadically; enough to stay warm.

Before Every Drive:

Before heading out into the Winter Dangerland, make sure your car is properly prepped for the drive; though we don’t have time to get into the details here, there are a variety of items you should have with you in your vehicle. Also make sure that all snow and ice is removed from your car before you go. This is in addition to the seasonal maintenance mentioned above.

A man in a blue cap loads a package from Amazon into the back of a 2020 Honda Accord, now available at Pohanka Honda.

Is the 2020 Honda Accord out yet?

The Honda Accord continues to impress year after year with its great drive, generous list of features, comfortable interior and stylish design. This car simply overflows with utility.

After getting a heartily received full redesign for 2018, Honda has followed a “don’t fix what isn’t broken” philosophy with the Accord. The 2020 Honda Accord largely carries forward the excellent elements of the model’s tenth generation, for which we are very pleased. But eager fans continue to ask: is the 2020 Honda Accord out yet?

2020 Honda Accord in Salisbury MD

Yes, the 2020 Honda Accord is out and available here today here at Pohanka Honda, a dealership proudly serving the whole Delmarva peninsula.

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When did the 2020 Honda Accord come out?

The 2020 Honda Accord was released to dealerships on September 17th, 2019.

2020 Honda Accord Performance

The two elements that leap out first about the 2020 Honda Accord are the unbeatable style and excellent drive for which the model is known. It has three powertrain choices, one of them being a hybrid. The other two are efficient, powerful gas-fed four-cylinders that can be a wedded to a six-speed manual or ten-speed automatic. The standard offering starts at 192 horsepower, while the available option takes this number up to 252.

Beyond strength, the 2020 Honda Accord also handles in a buttery-smooth fashion while maintaining satisfying athleticism. This results in a drive that is balanced and nuanced in exactly the right ways.

Read More: What’s Under the Hood of the 2020 Honda Civic Si Lineup?

2020 Honda Accord Driver-Assistance and Safety Features

Finally, the 2020 Accord also boasts a generous standard suite of cutting-edge driver-assistance features. These include such blessed gems as automated emergency braking, lane-keeping assist, and adaptive cruise control. The full package is called Honda Sensing, and also includes an array of safety features.

Taken as a whole, it’s clear to see why the 2020 Honda Accord is so easy to recommend.