Winter Driving Tips

December 4th, 2018 by

Although you trust your Mitsubishi, whether it be a Mitsubishi Outlander Sport or a Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross, winter driving requires more from you. Here at Mitsubishi Store Clarksville, we’re offering up some easy and simple tips to help you navigate winter roads in the Clarksville, IN area.

Even though our winters may not be as harsh as other parts of the country, the cold weather, rain, and snow make winter driving harder. That’s why we recommend that you visit our Clarksville Mitsubishi service center before your next trip for expert service.

The fact of the matter is that even if you stick to a regular maintenance schedule, driving around during the winter months requires you to drive differently. Should you encounter snow, it’s imperative that you drive correctly to avoid any accidents. Wet roads require you to not only drive slower on average, but it’s vital that you accelerate and decelerate with more patience, so as not to spin your wheels and slide around.

Just as you’ll need to be mindful of how quickly you’re starting and stopping, you’ll need to be cognizant of your following distances. When roads are wet or icy, your stopping distance increases dramatically. Therefore, we advise you to increase your following distance from four seconds to at least eight.

It’s never smart to let your gas levels deplete all the way, and this is doubly true during the winter months. Keep an eye on your fuel and fluid levels to prevent moisture from building up and freezing. If you encounter any issues this winter, be sure to schedule a service appointment with us. Our expert technicians will address any problem and get you back on the road promptly.

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