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Watch the Chrysler 300 and Dodge Magnum in winter driving conditions, with and without Electronic Stability Control
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Winter Weather Driving Tips:
 

• Always wear your safety belt - They do really work, especially in cars which do not have anything to hold onto in a emergency.

• Always keep your gas tank at least half full - If you get stranded for any reason, your engine is the only source you have to rely on for heat so keep your tank full as often as possible.

• Always take a cell phone with you - This is truly a time to take advantage of this modern convenience. If you get stranded, it will be much easier to call for assistance from your car, as opposed to walking to the nearest gas station in the freezing cold.

• When driving in the snow, do everything slowly - Even with the best gear, driving in the snow is treacherous. Accelerate, turn and break slowly and gently, STAY SMOOTH.

• Be sure to check the weather before heading out for a long trip - It's best to be aware of whatever possible weather conditions you may encounter on your journey. It's also wise to build some extra travel time into your itinerary, in case you run into harsh elements that may slow you down.

• Be aware of potential icy areas such as shady spots and bridges - Even if it's blue skies and sunny, it's still icy on bridges and in the shade throughout the winter months.

• Keep a safe distance of at least five seconds behind other vehicles - In snowy weather, you need more time to react if the vehicle in front of you suddenly brakes, let their insurance go up, not yours.

• Clear snow and ice off your car before driving - Visibility is key in poor conditions. will help avoid sheets of ice flying off your car and hitting the car behind you. Remember people can sue you for causing damage to their car.

• Keep a winter car kit in your vehicle at all times - It's always a good idea to keep emergency items (flashlight, blankets, matches and non-perishable food) in your car in case you get stranded.

• If your car needs a tune up, get it done now - The little things (spark plugs, bad hoses or belts) can leave you stranded in the cold winter weather. Also, make sure to get your battery and cooling system checked, as the winter months are extra tough on them. -These items should be bought before winter:

Battery Maintainer

New silicon coated wiper blades

Aquapel water repellant for your windshield,

Wax your car now,

Check your tire pressures and fill with new nitrogen gas instead of air,

 

 

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