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Stay in Control with this Winter Driving Checklist

Here in Minnesota, the winter months bring dangerous road conditions. The News Wheel has put together a helpful checklist to make sure we’re ready for whatever this winter season throws our way. Whether you’re new to winter driving, or it’s old news – it’s worth refreshing yourself on these winter driving tips.

Tires. Your tires have a big impact on your ability to navigate snowy, icy, and wet streets. We suggest opting for a set of snow tires, which are engineered to offer maximum traction. Additionally, be sure to check your tire pressure regularly and inspect your tire tread for signs of wear. When your tire tread becomes over-worn, replace them right away. Call our service center and ask us about the benefits of nitrogen inflation!

Snow covered tires

Fluids. Use fluids that are formulated for use in cooler temperatures, including engine oil, windshield washer fluid, and antifreeze. Be sure to keep them topped off, and keep extra windshield washer fluid in your trunk.

Battery, lights, and brakes. Plan to have your battery and brakes inspected by a professional, and take time to check your interior lights, headlights, taillights, high beams, and blinkers. Replace any bulbs that are burnt out.

Windshield wiper blades. Make sure your windshield wiper blades are in good condition, and are effective at clearing the windshield without leaving streaks. If you notice cracked or warped rubber, it’s time for a replacement set.

Frosty Windshield

Emergency roadside kit. Consider creating an emergency kit, just in case you find yourself stranded. Include items like water, salt, shovel, protein-rich snacks, flashlight, blankets, flares, batteries, and a cell phone charger.

Are you looking for an all-weather capable car? Stop by Dahl Chevrolet Buick GMC today to see our lineup of reliable vehicles available with AWD or FWD.

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