Prepare for Winter in Traverse City with These Tips

There's a chill in the air, and the sun sets earlier now, which means winter is coming. Fortunately, your friends here at our dealership are here to help you breeze through the coldest season of the year with a few winter driving tips! So, if you're ready to tackle winter head-on and enjoy a smooth transition into a new season, we're here to lend a hand.

Here are a few of our tips for getting through winter:

1.) Find a winter-friendly vehicle in our inventory

If you're in the market for a new ride, you might be wondering what kind of vehicle is best for winter. We offer a wide range of new vehicles that are well-suited for winter adventures such as our off-road-ready Jeep models and our capable Ram trucks. If you need something new to help you take on winter's challenges in Traverse City, we can help you find the perfect fit.

2.) Keep up with winter maintenance

Now is a great time to contact our service center near Charlevoix and Kalkaska to check some winterization items off your list. We urge you to schedule tire changes, oil changes, battery inspections, wiper blade replacements, and other seasonal services before winter hits so that you're ready when it does.

3.) Practice good winter driving habits

If you have to go out in the snow, here are a few tips to help you navigate snowy roads safely:

  • Keep your tires properly inflated and make sure they have enough tread
  • Don't use cruise control on slippery surfaces
  • Drive slowly and be mindful of the fact that snow and ice will likely make it difficult to slow down or stop
  • Increase your follow distance (about five or six seconds) to give yourself some extra room if you need to stop
  • Accelerate and decelerate slowly

Feel free to get in touch with us at our dealership serving Cadillac, MI and Gaylord, MI if you have any questions about getting your car ready for winter. We'll be happy to help!

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