November is upon us, and you know what that means: Snow is on the way. The following months are sure to bring snow and ice with them, making the roads more hazardous than any other time of year.
Here’s what you can do to prepare your car for winter, before the snow accumulates:
- Start off by placing a quality shovel and ice scraper in your vehicle, which you will find repeatedly useful, especially in the mornings.
- Consider adding a heavy blanket, a spare coat, and some extra gloves to your stock of winter car goods, in case you or your passengers get cold.
- Decide whether or not you want to replace your all-season tires with winter tires, which are designed with different rubber and tread for ultimate traction.
- If your vehicle has an all-wheel or rear-wheel drive mode, get out your owner’s manual to brush up on your knowledge of how to activate it.
- Lastly, be sure to have a first-aid kit on hand, in case of emergencies, and whenever possible, avoid driving in snowy, dangerous conditions.
For more winter driving tips or to check out a vehicle that’s ready for winter weather, contact us or visit us anytime, here at Withnell Dodge.