At Leasing Direct, we proudly offer our customers a wide selection of sedans and SUVs for lease in NYC, all from some of the markets best brands. With winter fast approaching, we urge our customers to not just change the kind of vehicle they’re driving, but to alter the way they drive as well.

Winter in New York is no laughing matter. With January temperatures dropping to a steep low average of 27 degrees Fahrenheit, New York drivers can expect plenty of rain, snow, and hazardous ice. Experiencing these elements on the road can be disastrous if you’re not careful. Fortunately, if you change the way you drive through the winter season you can avoid the dangers of winter driving.

For starters, you should drive under the designated speed limit. At high speeds, icy or slippery roads can cause your wheels to lose traction, by slowing down you have a better chance of keeping your wheels grounded. At the same time, stopping too suddenly can be cause for alarm, as suddenly stopping your wheels can cause them to lose traction as well. It would help if you also avoided stopping on steep hills. Trying to accelerate up a hill can cause your wheels to slip on the ice as well.

While these are all important methods for safe winter driving, we often recommend that drivers stay home when the weather is unusually poor; doing so can be your best bet at safe winter driving.

If you’re leasing in New York City, and you want to get behind the wheel of something more winter-capable, our team at Leasing Direct can certainly satisfy. We’ll work with you one-on-one to create a car lease that works for you so that you can take to the road safely this winter season.