As your Chicago-area Chevrolet dealers, we know driving in the snow, ice, and frigid temps can sometimes be hazardous. However, with a few winter safety tips from our dealership, we have a feeling this will be your safest and happiest holiday season yet.
- Prepare your car.
Tackle those routine maintenance and services like oil changes and tire rotations before the extreme weather hits, so that your vehicle is running its best. If there are any repairs or parts replacements you’ve been procrastinating on, especially when it comes to tires and brakes, take care of that ASAP as well.
- Pack a safety kit.
In the event of an emergency, road flares, a blanket, first aid kit, jumper cables, flashlight, and even a bottle of water can make a huge difference to improve your safety. If you pack a kit now and stick it in your trunk, it could very well come in handy in an emergency situation this winter.
- Fill up the tank.
Keep your gas tank at least half full during the colder months. This will improve your vehicle’s efficiency and overall health, and it will also give you a little wiggle room just in case something unexpected happens due to the weather and you need more time to get to the gas station.
- Take your time.
Allow your car a few moments to warm up and clear off your windows before driving anywhere. Leave early so that you can take your time making it to your destination safely, and always drive at or under the speed limit, especially in less-than-ideal road conditions.
Those who live near Glenview can search for a “Chevy dealership near me” to find directions to our dealership. We look forward to offering you more tools and insights in the future.