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3 Winter Driving and Servicing Tips for the White River Junction VT Area!

3 Tips to Better Winter Driving and Servicing in White River Junction VT

If you’re a driver in the White River Junction, VT area, you’re likely already prepared for whatever winter might toss your way, you’re a veteran of the area, after all! However, we do want to make sure that you’re well prepared for just about any situation and so we’ll be outlining a few new tips that have come to mind for the 2020 year! Continue reading below to learn more!

1. Check Your Tire Pressure Weekly

One of the things you should make sure you do in any weather, but especially cold weather, is to check your tire pressure on a weekly basis. As the temperatures fluctuate the pressure can change dramatically, dropping as much as a pound of pressure per every 10-degrees of temperature change. Driving on underinflated tires is a big hazard in winter weather, as they can’t hold traction well on slippery surfaces.

Changing the tires on a vehicle

Toyota service member talking to a customer

2. Keep Gas Tank at Half Full

It’s a good idea to keep your gas tank at half full or more when you’re driving in the winter. In the event of an emergency or if you get stuck and need rescuing, you need to stay warm. This also includes situations like traffic jams, which could be even more stressful if you don’t have fuel in the tank.

3. Add a Protective Polymer Layer

When you’re getting your vehicle washed, get a coat of polymer wax added to it! This will create a protective barrier against road salt, grime, snow, and other aspects of winter. Adding in a high-pressure wash to clean your vehicle and you’ll be well protected against rust and other issues!

Read More: Prepare Your Vehicle for Winter with 3 Tips!

These are just three of many tips we think you should employ this winter in order to keep yourself driving safe and without worry! To learn more about vehicle servicing, or to take one of our models for a test drive, contact our dealership today!