Prepare your Car for Winter and Be Ready for Anything

Prepare your Car for Winter

Prepare your Car for Winter

Winter driving can be stressful for you and hard on your vehicle. With a little preparation, though, there’s no need to let the cold weather slow you down. Here are some ways to properly prepare your car for winter from Rochester Hills CDJR.

Monitor your tires

Cold weather can cause the air in your tires to compress, which leads to deflated tires. Keeping your tires filled with the correct amount of air is crucial to optimal traction and handling. The last thing you want on snowy or icy roads is to lose grip, so keep an eye on your tires all winter long.

Test your Battery

Those cold winter mornings are extra taxing on your car’s battery, so before the weather turns ugly, make sure your battery is fully charged. If it’s not holding a full charge, it’s time to replace it.

Pack an Emergency Kit

It’s important to keep an emergency kit in your vehicle during the winter. If you’re ever stranded in the cold, be prepared by stowing blankets, water, food, and a cell phone charger in your car so you can wait out the elements until help arrives.

 

This year, skip the stress and be prepared. Take these simple winter car preparation tips and be ready for anything! If your vehicle needs a new battery or tires, stop by Rochester Hills CDJR before the cold rolls in.

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Rochester Hills Chrysler Jeep Winter Driving Tips and Service Discounts

Service Discounts

In Michigan, winter can be one of the most hazardous times to drive. With Detroit, MI ranked as the 9th snowiest city in the US, on average, Detroit receives around 42.7 inches per year.  What does this mean for drivers? It means they better be prepared for any weather condition that comes their way. To help, this year your local Rochester Hills Chrysler Jeep dealership in Rochester Hills, MI near Orion, has but a list together of helpful driving tips and is also offering Winter Service Special Discount Coupons until January, 2, 2014!

  1. Stick to the route you know best: sometimes it can be a good idea to check the web for current weather conditions before you leave for your daily commute. This way you can avoid accidents and if you get stuck, describe exactly where you are.
  2. Pack a winter travel safety bag: safety bags can come in handy when you least expect it. An extra phone, charged phone battery, heavy blankets, Advil, flashlight, matches, portable radio, first aid kit, and even a map can help save your life.
  3. Slow down and make sure your lights are turned on: make sure this winter you leave plenty of time and are not in a rush. A good rule to follow is keep your lights on while driving and reduce speed by 50% in hazardous weather conditions.
  4. Lighten up your grip: when you grip your steering wheel too tight, this can make it harder to quickly turn your car id need be.
  5. Schedule a car maintenance checkup: you will want to make sure your spark plugs are new, your battery is strong, lights are working properly and there are no cracks in your timing belt. Check out some of our monthly winter car service specials and see how you can save!
  • Free Tire and Brake Inspection
  • $10 Wiper Blades Replacement
  • Full Cooling System Flush for only $98.95
  1. If you are stuck, do not leave your vehicle: Do not chance getting lost in a snowstorm. Also, make sure that nothing is blocking your exhaust pipe so the carbon monoxide does not build up in your vehicle.

The best tip of all is to avoid driving in hazardous weather conditions as often as possible. If you are and something happens we want to make sure you are fully prepared and not stranded with no power in the middle of a Michigan winter snow storm.