Winter is all about expecting the unexpected and preparing for it ahead of time. That goes doubly for winter driving. Here in Plymouth, WI, winter comes in hard, and the weather can turn on you with little warning. That can mean driving in slicker conditions than you’d prefer, or being stuck in place waiting for skies or roads to clear. While this may sound a little dire, taking a few precautions ahead of time will keep you and yours safe and sound.

First and foremost: Don’t let your gas tank dip below half full. If you do get stuck in place while winter winds blast away, the last thing you want is to worry about whether your gas will run out and you’ll be stranded without heat. You’ll also want to make sure you’ve got the supplies you need to wait out a few hours in the car. Blankets, hats, and gloves for everyone are the first thing you’ll want.

In the case it’s your RAM truck or Jeep® SUV near that runs into trouble, have flares and reflective emergency markers at the ready. Items like jumper cables and flashlights are good to have in your car all year round. A phone battery and charger will help keep you connected when you need it most.

Then there are the supplies you’ll want to tackle the snow itself. A collapsible snow shovel and an ice scraper will help you clear the car off. And, believe it or not, sand or cat litter are also great to keep on hand. Just throw it over the snow to create traction for your tires.

Not only do you want the right things in the car, but you also want to make sure everything under the hood is in good working order. Schedule vehicle service here at Van Horn Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM FIAT of Plymouth and rest assured knowing your vehicle is ready for all that winter has to offer. While you’re here, check out the great vehicles we have on sale during our Big Finish 2018 sales event. Contact our Wisconsin Jeep dealers to learn more!