We all know Michigan winters are no joke. However, just because there’s a LOT of snow on the ground, that doesn’t mean life stops. We’ve still got to get everywhere we need to go. But, with icy surfaces, it’s more important than ever to practice safe driving techniques and get there in one piece.

Get your vehicle winter-ready. If you haven’t already, be sure to check out our tips to prepare your vehicle for the winter. You’ll want to be sure your fluid levels and tires are ready for the cold. Visit our service center if you need help. You can easily schedule Dodge service near me by filling out our online form.

Prep Your Vehicle Each Day. Make sure to give your car ample time to warm up before leaving your home. Scrape your entire windshield, no matter how tempting it is just to clear a little peephole. Don’t forget to bring your scraper for the ride home.  Check and be sure your gas tank is at least half full so you know you can safely get from Point A to B.

Keep a safe distance. Chances are the roads are slick, and you should always assume they can be. Be sure to stay safely behind the vehicle in front of you. You want to be sure to be able to stop if they do suddenly but also don’t want to be close if they lose control of their vehicle. Take careful time to stop at stoplights and stop signs as well.

Visit Vicksburg Chrysler Dodge Jeep® RAM near Portage, MI to make sure your vehicle is prepared for the winter. We are located at 13475 Portage Road in Vicksburg, MI. And, no matter what you’re driving – or where to – stay safe out there!