How to Get Ready for Winter Driving?

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Cold weather is ahead, and to help you get prepared for winter driving, Jack Carter Chevrolet Buick GMC has put together five tips that will help learn how to get ready for winter driving. From severe weather to bad road conditions, being prepared for the worse will help keep you and your passengers safe while driving. Keep reading to learn more about what you can do to get ready for winter driving conditions.

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5 Tips to Help You Get Ready for Driving This Winter

  1. Have your vehicle serviced for winter conditions: Getting automotive service to prepare for the challenges of winter driving is an important step. Winter car service can include testing your vehicle’s battery, checking cooling system levels, and evaluating the condition of belts, hoses, wires, cables and spark plugs.
  2. Pack a winter safety kit: Being prepared for what could happen is important to your safety and the safety of your passengers. A winter safety kit includes common tools and supplies in case of an emergency. Items in a winter safety kit can include warm blankets, a first aid kit, flares, an ice scraper, a flashlight and batteries, food and water, warm clothing, a bag of sand, a shovel, jumper cables, matches/lighter, cell phone and charger, car tool kit, and extra antifreeze.
  3. Learn how to drive in winter conditions: For your safety and everyone else’s on the road, it’s best to know how to drive in winter conditions before the snowy and icy roads arrive for the season.
  4. Learn more about winter emergency preparedness: Before you get into an emergency situation, it’s best to know what to do before it happens so you can be prepared. One of the most important things to know is what to do if you ever get stuck in your vehicle. Tips include do not leave your vehicle, do not run your vehicle for a long period of time, and put y our dome light on to attract attention.
  5. Keep your gas tank at least half full to avoid freezing: The more gas in your tank, the less condensation it will have, which can prevent the gas line from freezing up.

If you would like to learn more about how to get ready for winter driving or would like to schedule an appointment with our service department, please contact Jack Carter Chevrolet Buick GMC today, and we’ll be happy to help you get ready for the winter.

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