As the temperatures continue to drop, Jim Keim Ford in Columbus, Ohio provides these helpful tips for winter weather driving!
With as much precipitation as we’re receiving and freezing temperatures each night, winter weather driving will soon become a reality for many drivers in Columbus, Dublin, Grove City and Hilliard! Our team at Jim Keim Ford in Columbus, Ohio is here to provide some helpful tips for winter weather driving. We hope you and your family will stay safe as you’re out and about with holiday travel plans this year!
Of course, the key to successful winter weather driving is to simply be prepared. One can never know when they’ll get caught in bad driving weather so it’s important to do your part now. To begin, bring your car, truck or SUV into our service and parts department and let our technicians ensure your vehicle is in good working order. We can service your car and get you back on the road ready for the winter weather.
Moreover, we recommend you always keep your fuel tank half full to keep your fuel line from freezing up. Also check to make sure you have properly inflated tires as the colder temperatures cause your tires to lose pressure. If you find yourself driving over a patch of ice or black ice, be sure to stay calm and controlled until your tires regain traction. If you feel your tires slipping, always steer in the direction you’re wanting to go until your tires catch again. In addition, never slam on the brakes and be sure to keep both hands on the wheel until you’ve regained driving control of your vehicle.
Our service and parts team at Jim Keim Ford is eager to serve you and your family to ensure your automotive safety this winter season. Feel free to contact us or come by the dealership anytime if you have any questions!