Winter took many by surprise this year, with snowfall to icy conditions, then back to freezing rain all within days. With the ever-changing weather, it’s difficult to know what exactly to expect when you get on the road. That’s why our Libertyville, IL Nissan dealership recommends taking preventative measures before heading out in your Nissan Rogue or Nissan Altima. Whether you’re a new or experienced driver, a refresher in maneuvering severe weather keeps you focused on driving and not worrying about the condition of your vehicle.

1. Keep supplies in your Nissan for each member of your family. If the worst happens and your vehicle is stuck, make sure everyone stays warm by including gloves, hats, and blankets in your car. Plus, keep a selection of non-perishable snacks to keep spirits high. Tools and supplies, like a shovel, cat litter or sand, and jumper cables, are recommended to be stowed in your vehicle.

2. Inspect your vehicle before traveling. Do you have at least a half tank of gas? Is your windshield wiper fluid full? Double check that your tires are in good condition, including the spare. If you’re concerned over battery or tire quality, talk to our service technicians.

3. Drive defensively on the road. With quickly changing weather, it’s crucial to stay aware of driving conditions. Experts recommend using your lights, slowing down, and keeping eight to 10 seconds of space between you and the car in front of you.

Don’t be caught off guard in inclement weather. Let our Nissan dealership near Gurnee, IL prepare your Nissan car or SUV for winter driving. At Libertyville Nissan, we perform service checks and offer Nissan parts and accessories. Give us a call at 877-490-7795 and schedule an appointment today!