"If you can take it out of 4-wheel drive and drive with 2-wheel drive, I would do that. You won't be tempted to drive faster. I can't tell you how many times we tow somebody out of a ditch, they're just driving to fast for conditions and they just end up in a ditch. If the vehicle will drive without 4-wheel drive, leave it out," says Ed Welsh, Utica AAA.
AAA also reminds people to check your tires and battery. And keep your cars stocked with anti-freeze, wiper fluid, and a shovel.