Winter Driving Travel Tips in Roswell, GA

Traveling in the winter can be more stressful than usual with more factors to consider while out on the road. Honda Carland wants to help make your holiday season run as smoothly as possible with a few tips on how to stay safe while driving during the winter months. Before hitting the road in cold-weather conditions, some factors to consider include:

  1. Ensure your vehicle is properly maintained before taking a long drive. Prior to hitting the road, check the following elements -

    • Tire pressure and tread depth

    • Windshield wiper condition

    • Battery condition

    • Lights

    • Oil and filter condition

    • Fluid levels including brake fluid, antifreeze, and wiper fluid

    • Condition of belts and hoses

  2. Map Your Route

  3. Check the Weather

    • Know the conditions you might be driving through not only at your home but also at the destination

  4. Brush Up on Your Winter Driving techniques

    • Increase your follow distance

    • Apply gas or brakes slowly

    • Be patient and don’t let yourself get distracted

  5. Keep Kids Busy and Safe

    • Pack books, games, DVDs, and snacks

    • Check safety seats, booster seats, or seat belts to ensure children are safely and correctly secured in the vehicle

  6. Take breaks at least every 2 hours or 100 miles to help keep you alert while on the road

  7. Make an emergency road kit, including the following items -

    • First-aid kit

    • Jumper cables

    • Ice scraper

    • Snow brush

    • Sand/cat litter/traction mats

    • Small shovel

    • Gloves, hats, and blankets/warm clothes

    • Flashlights with fresh batteries and warning flares or triangles

    • Shop rags or paper towels

    • Drinking water and non-perishable snack bars

    • Basic hand tools

    • Chargers for your phone

If you find yourself in need of service maintenance for your vehicle before hitting the road this holiday season, come by Honda Carland at 11085 Alpharetta Hwy, Roswell, GA 30076 or give us a call at (770) 993-2805 to schedule your service appointment today. Our service hours are Monday-Friday 7 AM-7 PM and Saturdays 7 AM-5 PM. You can also check out our amazing service coupons by visiting our service specials page online.
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