Wherever the destination, trust these timely winter driving tips to help get you there all season long.
Between holiday shopping, family get-togethers, and your day-to-day routine, you and your Volkswagen are likely in for plenty of driving this winter. So whether you’re in the snow, on icy roads, or in freezing temps, the following winter driving tips are here to help make sure you can tackle everything on this season’s to-do list (and then some).
Don’t get caught cold.
While we all know what snow and ice can do, we may tend to overlook the effects of freezing temps. Extreme cold weather can drain batteries, deflate tires, and even freeze radiators—so if you have a cold stretch coming up in your area, consider a NO-CHARGE Multi-Point Inspection at your local VW dealership.
Check up from the tread up.
When it comes to driving through rain, snow, and sleet, the grip your tires have on the road can mean everything. Have the experts at your VW dealership inspect the status of your tire tread this winter to help make sure they’re in shape to handle a mix of inclement weather conditions. While you’re at it, ask about VW Winter Wheels and Tires specially engineered for this time of year.
Pack the emergency essentials.
Despite our best efforts, having a roadside incident is always possible. And that’s why it’s best to prepare by packing a winter emergency car kit. Consider including sand or gravel for extra traction, ice scrapers, road flares, blankets, batteries, a flashlight, jumper cables, snacks, water, and a first-aid kit.
Get a clear look ahead.
With a wide range of weather conditions that can impair your view of the road, your windshield wipers play a huge role in your travels this time of year. Consider switching to a fresh set of Genuine VW Wiper Blades this winter and always make sure your windshield is clear of any snow before you head out.