How Does the Audi A3 Handle in the Snow

It may still be summer, but many in the surrounding Calgary area were surprised by an unexpected snowfall this past weekend. Welcome or unwelcome, the snow did not stay, but it was a reminder that the clutches of winter would soon grip Calgary AB once more. It should lead many drivers to consider how their vehicle handles in the snow and what steps they can take to "winterize" their cars for the colder winter months. It has also caused us to consider how one of our more popular vehicles, the A3, takes on the slickness of winter. So, how does the Audi A3 handle in the snow?

Not every driver bothers to get snow tires, but when it comes to the snowy conditions found during the winter, they can be a big help. They have the potential ability to offer better grip and a shorter braking distance in snowy, slippery conditions compared to all-season tires.

How Does Audi Quattro Handle in the Snow

Audi A3

Equipping your A3 with snow tires can really be a benefit, but the A3 also has an available feature that could really come in handy for winter driving. It is the quattro permanent drive system.

This available feature can be a big benefit on slippery roads. When the wheels on one axle lose their grip, the central differential springs into action by redirecting drive torque to the other axle. When this happens you can expect improved traction and lateral stability in order to handle the conditions of winter driving.

So, how does the Audi A3 handle in the snow? While the A3 handles slick conditions thanks to its available quattro permanent drive system, equipping your vehicle with winter tires every season can add that additional peace of mind. You should feel comfortable and safe while driving your Audi A3 in the snow, but as always, none of this is ever a replacement for cautious driving in adverse conditions.