Driving during the winter can best be characterized as overwhelmingly challenging. The more experience a person has, the safer they’re going to be, in theory. That’s not always the case, though.
The truth of the matter is you’re not going to be able to stop as fast during a snowstorm as you could on dry pavement. Just because you have antilock brakes doesn’t mean anything when you have ice on the roads. It’s still going to take you a lot longer to stop, and that means you should be driving a lot slower.
Always drive slower during bad weather.
It shouldn’t have to be said, but far too many people overestimate either their ability or their vehicle’s ability to keep them safe during any driving conditions. It’s better to slow down and take twice as long to get home than becoming involved in an accident and not returning home at all.
Get winter driving tires.
Winter tires are ideal for your BMW. When you have new, deep tread winter tires, you can get through a lot of various winter precipitation, including snow, slush, and even hail.
It’s still not going to help you stop much faster, but having that extra bite on the winter precipitation will allow you to maintain control a lot better when you have to be on the roads when it’s snowing or doing some other wicked precipitation out there.
When you want new winter tires, that doesn’t mean you have to get rid of your all season tires if they still have good tread on them. You can simply store them until the spring season.