We've already seen a snow fall this year. Happened a few weeks ago, but luckily melted a day or so later.
I'll share my tips, although I expect most should know this if they possess a valid driver's license.
First tip: Get 4x4.
FWD did a fine job for me (9 years) but man, now that I have 4x4 I'm not sure I'll ever go back.
Second: If you have ESP in your MK, keep it on! That system really works, and does an excellent job at keeping the vehicle straight on the road. I've turned it off just for fun, and you forget quickly how easy it is to fishtail around a corner. While that's fun here and there, it's also a danger of losing control.
Third: 4x4 does not mean you can stop faster! Keep your following distance to the car ahead of you about twice as much as you'd normally do when there's nothing on the road. Ice, loose snow, or even the sand on the road can increase your stopping distance.
Fourth: If it's snowing and visibility is minimized, reduce your speed. This is probably a more obvious one to those on this forum who rarely see snow - since I'm sure said people experience rain and fog.
Fifth: An investment in winter tires is not a waste! I have yet to do this to be honest. But many of my friends have them, and they will swear by them, just as I do now about 4x4. You'll still have to use the same tips that I've mentioned above, but they'll reduce that risk of traction loss by a great margin.
Follow all these tips and you may prevent being caught in this situation: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dwx-V...eature=related