As your Sidney Chrysler dealer, we take the safety of our customers very seriously. We know the winters in Ohio can be quite treacherous, but some preparation, patience, and cautious driving can ensure your safety on the road. Read here for some tips that will keep you and your family safe and happy this holiday season.

If your car is due for routine maintenance, time is of the essence. It’s important to have your oil changed, tires rotated, and other regular service completed before the temperature drops. Colder temperature can be rough on your car, and you want it running its best in the event you encounter hazardous conditions. Additionally, you may consider replacing your tires or upgrading to snow tires to get better traction in the ice and snow. Which is why we encourage you to bring your vehicle by our Chrysler service center where our friendly service professionals are happy to help!

Next, you should definitely consider packing a safety kit for your vehicle. Items such as a flashlight, jumper cables, flares, first aid kit, water, and blankets can all be helpful in case of an emergency. Also, you should make sure your windshield wiper fluid is topped off and that you have a good ice scraper handy. Heating your car up for a few minutes first to ensure any debris will clean easily will go a long way to increase your safety.

Lastly, take your time, and if the weather is predicted to be bad, stay home or alter your plans if possible. There is nothing more important than your safety and that of your loved ones this holiday season. If you have any questions or need to schedule a service appointment, visit our website or give us a call today. We can’t wait to help with all of your auto-related needs at Dan Hemm!