WINTER SAFE DRIVING TIPS
As the rough Midwest winter weather becomes inevitable, make sure you read these MINI Winter Safe Driving Tips from Bill Jacobs MINI in Naperville so you are prepared for whatever Mother Nature brings.
Naperville, Aurora, and Chicago area roads that are slippery with ice and snow can be difficult for even the most experienced driver. Before you head out in your MINI Cooper Clubman, MINI Cooper Countryman, MINI Cooper Hardtop 2 Door, or MINI Cooper Hardtop 4 Door, know that you can take precautions to help ensure that you arrive at your destination safely.
Slippery roads reduce the amount of traction your tires have which can make your vehicle harder to control. Slow down to give yourself plenty of time to react to hazards.
INCREASE YOUR FOLLOWING DISTANCE
Allow plenty of space between your car and other vehicles. It takes four to ten times more distance to stop on ice and snow than on dry pavement.
KNOW THE ROADS
Ice forms more quickly on bridges, overpasses, intersections, and hills. By knowing and identifying these potential hazards, you can reduce your speed accordingly when approaching them.
Allow plenty of time to get to your destination safely so that you don’t feel the need to rush or speed.
BE PREPARED FOR ANYTHING
Pack essential emergency items such as non perishable snacks, extra blankets, a flashlight, and extra batteries in your vehicle and make sure you have someone to contact if you need help.
Seat belts continue to be proven as the #1 life-saving device in crashes.
HOW CAN BILL JACOBS MINI HELP GET YOUR MINI COOPER READY FOR WINTER SAFE DRIVING?
Scheduling a multi-point inspection at Bill Jacobs MINI is your first step towards making sure your MINI Cooper is ready for the coming winter months. You can rest assured our factory-trained technicians have the knowledge to ensure your MINI Cooper is ready to take on the Naperville, Aurora, and Chicago area roads. Our service department uses genuine OEM parts to keep your MINI ready for whatever Mother Nature sends our way. To ensure your MINI is ready for winter driving, schedule your service at Bill Jacobs MINI.