How to Handle the Winter Drive

December 4th, 2018 by

When the temperature drops in the Fort Wayne, IN area, everyone knows what to expect: winter coats, Christmas lights, and a heaping helping of hazards on the roads. Wintry mixes create their own special slurry of headaches for those just trying to get from Point A to Point B, and Glenbrook Dodge Chrysler Jeep® is here to give our advice on how to protect yourself and your vehicle to get through winter without a scratch.

Winterizing Your Car

The best way to survive the winter is to come into it prepared. Winterizing your Dodge Challenger or Chrysler Pacifica goes a long way in making sure it is in the best possible condition when the snowflakes start to fall. Getting new winter tires is an investment, but well worth it when they bite down into the road and give your vehicle more traction than other tire types. Making sure your fluids are topped off is also recommended – you don’t want to run out of windshield wiper fluid in the middle of a snowstorm! It’s also encouraged to have at least a half tank of gas so there aren’t any freeze-ups when you’re trying to start your car in the dead of morning.

Driving Your Car

When you first took driving classes, caution was always at the heart of whatever they taught. Nowhere is that more relevant than driving under snowy conditions here in Fort Wayne, IN. Braking takes much longer on snowy and icy roads, which is why you should leave as much space as possible between you and other vehicles on the road. Turning and handling can be reduced as well, so be sure to always take things slow.

Let Us Help!

Our friendly staff of service professionals are here to make sure your Dodge, Chrysler, or Jeep vehicle is prepared for winter. Set up an appointment with our car service center serving Auburn, IN today!

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