Practice Safe Driving this Winter Season

Practice safe driving this winter
Drive safely this holiday and winter season.

While no one may mess with Texas, the upcoming season calls for drivers to practice safe driving this winter and pay special attention to their cars.

Whether you’re traveling this holiday season or heading to work on a morning of light snow, you need to be extra careful and follow these tips:

  1. Eliminate the snow and ice on your car’s roof, hood and windows.
  2. Check weather and traffic before you head out.
  3. Carry a cellphone always and let someone know where you are going.
  4. Store an emergency kit in your car with food, water, first aid, and blanket.
  5. Wear a seat belt at all times.

Also, remember that you are not the only person on the road. You also have to look out for other drivers as well because there will be accidents.

  1. Don’t follow a car too closely.
  2. Turn headlights on when out in stormy conditions.
  3. Drive at slow speeds when on icy roads and bridges.
  4. Let off the gas if your car starts to slide.
  5. Be courteous to others. They don’t enjoy being out in the weather either.

Nehls Chevrolet hopes you stay safe this holiday season. If there is ever anything you need before your travels, our service and parts department is only a visit or phone call away.

Car Care Month Emphasizes Responsibility

Car Care Month Emphasizes Responsibility
Car Care Month Emphasizes Responsibility

As the weather gets cooler with winter around the corner, Nehls Chevrolet realizes that the wellbeing of a driver’s car is important more than ever before.

Whether roads are snow-covered or wet from rain and temperatures are chilly or fairly mild, a driver is accountable for taking care of his or her car. Here are 5 things you need to be aware of:

1. Fear deer. Fall is a busy time for deer breeding. Be cautious and drive slowly. Deer can travel in packs and cause damage to your car if you hit one.

2. Be on high alert. Once daylight savings time ends, visibility on the roads decreases. Pay special attention to what’s in front of you at all times.

3. Keep your tires inflated and treaded. Weather and temperature changes will enlarge and shrink your tires, which will cause them to lose air.

4. Beware of leaves. Fall is a time when leaves are everywhere other than tree branches. Wet leaves on the road can make for slippery driving conditions. Drive carefully and avoid parking near leaf piles. Doing so could lead to heated circumstances if a fire starts from your car’s catalytic converter.

5. Expect sun glare. The time change will bring much sun to morning and late afternoon driving. Always carry an extra pair of sunglasses in your car and use visors.

Nehls Chevrolet has parts and service specials that will benefit your car’s stand against the upcoming seasonal weather. Stop in and see us today!