Tips for Driving in Winter Weather
One of the busiest times of the year is also the one with the most unsettled weather. The winter season includes a cluster of holidays, kids in school and busy work schedules. Breaking down at this time of year is already an inconvenience without adding in bitterly cold Wooster temperatures and challenging Mansfield, OH driving conditions. Ashland, OH drivers can prepare your vehicle for winter to give yourself the best chance of getting through the season without breaking down.
Winter Tires Available Mount Vernon, OH
If your travel includes heavy snow, Marion, OH drivers may want to invest in a set of winter tires and consider adding studs if your state allows them. Winter tires differ from other designs not only in their tread pattern but also in their chemical makeup. Their specific formulation keeps the rubber supple at temperatures below freezing, allowing them to acquire better grip on roads than their stiffer counterparts.
Winter Windshield Wipers
Mount Vernon drivers may also want to replace wiper blades if they're getting worn. There are winter-style blades with a more aggressive build that can clear heavy slush and snow with improved ease. If your battery is a few years old, you might want to test it to see if it can still hold a charge in subzero temperatures. A marginal battery can still turn over the engine in the summer but fail in the winter when cold temperatures slow its chemical processes.
Always carry an emergency kit with you, no matter what season it is. Fill it with handy tools, a flashlight, tire sealant, jumper cables, flares, a cell phone charger and extra batteries. For winter driving, add a warm blanket, a folding shovel for digging out of snow or mud, snacks and drinks and some cat litter for traction in case you get stuck.
Look to Mansfield Buick GMC, Inc. for Winter Service needs!
Our team of technicians is ready to assist drivers from Wooster to Marion, OH with nearly any and all your winter service needs! Have a few lingering questions? Want to schedule a service appointment? Contact the Mansfield Buick GMC, Inc. team!