Winter weather is almost upon us in Paducah, Kentucky, and that means it’s time to prepare your vehicle for seasonal hazards, like snow and ice. Follow these tips for driving safely and handling the challenges of winter this year.
Service your vehicle
Before the cold weather arrives, inspect your vehicle to see if it’s in need of any service. If the engine antifreeze or windshield washer fluid is low, top it off. Have a service technician test your battery to make sure it won’t die in the middle of a snowstorm. If your vehicle is due for general maintenance, like an oil change or tire rotation, it’s also wise to take care of that before the seasons change.
Pack the trunk
Make sure your vehicle has everything you need in case it breaks down during the middle of winter. Some necessities include water, food, a phone charger, a flashlight and an ice scraper. It’s also a good idea to have snow boots and blankets so you can stay warm as well as orange fabric to tie to a door handle and signal that you need help.
When driving on snow or ice, accelerate and decelerate slowly, and avoid turning your wheel quickly. However, when going up an incline, avoid stopping your car completely since this can cause you to slide backward.
We at Chip Wynn Motors hope you stay safe this winter. If you’re looking for a used vehicle to drive this season, view our inventory online.