HomeMotoring UKTop Ten Tips for Driving in Snow Jayne Henry February 11, 2014 Motoring UK Accelerate gently and smoothly. Maintain a sensible, steady speed. Leave plenty of distance between you and the vehicle in front. Use your gearbox to help slow down. Avoid sudden braking/acceleration. Check your tyre treads – 1.6mm depth is the legal minimum. If you have an older car, make sure you replace the anti-freeze. Check screen wash fluid and wipers. Carry a shovel, blanket and food. Plan your journey in advance. Check the weather forecast. Don’t drive when it’s not necessary. Best cars to drive: 4x4s for example, Land Rover, Jeep Grand Cherokee, Toyota or Land Cruiser. Front-wheel-drive for example, Mini, Honda Jazz, Ford Focus. Worst cars to drive: Rear-wheel drive cars ncluding BMWs and Porsches, and any automatic.