Key Winter Driving Tips for Your Commute

December 23rd, 2018 by

2019 Chrysler Pacifica driving in snow
Winter has arrived around Naperville and with it comes inconvenient and sometimes dangerous disruptions on the road. If you’re commuting daily during the cold season, there are some key winter driving tips that’ll help make your travels as smooth as possible.

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DuPage Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM is here to assist you with our favorite suggestions on how to destress your drive during the wintry months. Explore how to drive with ease and enjoy the magic of winter.

Prepare Your Vehicle: Visit the Service Department

No matter if you’re driving a used or brand new vehicle, you should consider taking your car, truck, or SUV for a check up. The DuPage Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM service team is teaming with expert technicians who’ll check your vehicle to ensure its in top shape for the cold Lombard roads. Some operations that they may suggest to keep your vehicle winter ready are:

  • Tire tread/pressure checks and tire rotations
  • Full service oil change
  • Wheel alignment
  • Fluid flush and replacement
  • Wiper blade replacement

Luckily, the DuPage Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM’s service department features the Mopar® Express Lane that doesn’t require an appointment and can handle simple checks, such as those mentioned, quickly and without an appointment. If you do want to schedule an appointment to meet with a service technician about your vehicle however, you can do so with convenience online.

Be Prepared for Unforeseen Circumstances

The best winter driving tips surround being prepared for all sorts of unknown predicaments. Fortunately, it doesn’t take breaking the bank in order to stay prepared. Having a set of cold weather accessories in your vehicle will ensure you’re ready for whatever you’ll encounter on snowy or icy Downers grove roads. Some spare parts or accessories you’ll want to leave in your vehicle during winter are:

  • Blankets and/or extra winter clothing
  • Emergency roadside kit with including a flare and jumper cables
  • First-aid kit for minor scrapes or bumps
  • Ice scraper/snow brush combo
  • Tire changing kit (most new vehicles come equipped with these in storage areas)
  • Rock salt or kitty litter if you’re stuck in snow
  • Windshield washer fluid

When you’re driving in winter, not only will the above items keep your ride running efficiently, but other key factors will assist in the safety of your travel. Keeping to posted speed limits or even driving slightly under the speed limit when weather is inclement will help you avoid an accident. Also, keeping your distance behind other vehicles is key. If you accidently slide down the road, putting distance between you and the car in front of you may prevent a collision.

2019 Jeep Cherokee Heated Side Mirrors

The available heated side mirrors on the 2019 Jeep Cherokee can make a huge difference in your commute.

2019 Jeep Cherokee in the snow

Jeep® Cherokee vehicles equipped with an available 4×4 system feature a Jeep® Selec-Terrain® Traction Management System with Snow Mode.

Get Ready for Winter With Help From DuPage Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM

There are so many tips and tricks that’ll help you stay prepared for winter in Elmhurst. DuPage Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM likes to make sure our new and loyal customers are ready with the help of our knowledgeable service staff. They’ll offer numerous tips for driving in winter and even let you in on our great service specials. Contact us today to bring your vehicle in so it’ll be in top shape for driving this winter.