At Van Horn Chrysler Dodge Jeep® RAM of Stoughton, we wish you a happy and safe holiday season this year. In an effort to help ensure it’s a jolly one, we have some tips on how you can stay safe on the road.

Our relationship with you doesn’t end when you drive off the lot in your new car, truck, or SUV; we invite you to come back to us any time you need routine service or repair, especially when winter is right around the corner. Allow us to prep your vehicle for the colder weather, and make sure those tires and brakes are up to the challenge of driving in the Wisconsin winters.

Another huge part of winter safety prep is ensuring you have the essentials on hand in case of an emergency. A first aid kit, flashlight, jumper cables, road flares, water, and a blanket are all smart items to keep in your Jeep SUV or RAM truck near Janesville, WI should anything happen on the road.

And don’t forget to fill up the tank! Keeping it at least 50 percent full will help your car, truck, or SUV perform better and help you avoid running out of gas in the event that you have to take a detour in bad weather conditions.

Lastly, be patient this winter. Give your car a few moments to warm up and take the time to clear off all your windows before driving. If you leave early, you can drive carefully and still have plenty of time to make it to your destination, driving at or under the speed limit.

When conditions are less than ideal, we recommend the following driving tips:

  • Accelerate and decelerate slowly
  • Drive slowly
  • Increase your following distance
  • Don’t stop if you can avoid it
  • Don’t power up or stop going up a hill

As your Chrysler dealership serving Madison, WI, you can count on us to be your trusted source for all your automotive needs, from questions to tips to winter maintenance. Get in touch with our Wisconsin RAM dealers today to learn more!