Winter Driving 101

Winter driving can be treacherous and unpredictable, placing extra demands on your vehicle and your driving skills. Here are a few tips to help you make it through the winter as smoothly as possible.

  1. Be prepared (that’s always #1 isn’t it?!) – keep a blanket, boots, gloves and a flashlight in your vehicle. A bag of kitty litter is a good idea as well, it could help you if your tires are spinning.
  2. Keep your fuel tank above half full, this prevents fuel line freeze-ups when things get really cold.
  3. Nothing beats a set of maintained wipers in a blizzard or sleet storm, and make sure your washer fluid is topped up for those messier drives.
  4. Take your vehicle to your service technician and have them look at your battery & coolant system. Older batteries & weak antifreeze might not protect as well in cold weather & can actually cause damage to your vehicle when it’s not running.
  5. Understand how your breaking system works. If they’re anti-lock brakes don’t pump them, instead press firmly on the brake pedal and let the system do what it was designed to do, namely, stop your vehicle.
  6. Be sure to have proper winter tires and keep them properly inflated.
  7. Keep a safe distance between you and the vehicle in front of you to avoid situations where you may have to break suddenly on a slick surface.
  8. If you really aren’t very comfortable driving during the winter, you might be interested in taking an advanced driving course that teaches emergency driving skills… give yourself the confidence you need to get to your destination safely.

If you need some maintenance work done on your vehicle or winter tires installed give us a call, 1-877-587-4355, we’d like to help you drive safe this winter.

JBA Chevrolet
7327 Ritchie Highway
Glen Burnie, MD
Hours & Directions
443-763-5076

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We knew it was a winner – Cruze

The Chevrolet Cruze. Everyone is talking about it, the plant in Ohio is running three shifts plus overtime to keep up with demand, and it has top safety ratings from both the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety and The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. It’s a winner… we knew it would be.

“Everywhere in the world where we launched the car, it just took off. So we knew the hardware was really good,” said Chevrolet sales chief Alan Batey. Cruze sales have gone through the roof this year and the Lordstown plant is producing about 20,000 cars a month.

Chevrolet put a lot of love out into the world with this little beauty, both economically and environmentally. It looks good, it drives like a race car (being the World Touring Car Champion in GB, Italy & Brazil), and it will protect you and the ones you love if that need ever arises.

Stop by JBA Chevrolet to take your own Chevrolet Cruze out for a spin… it’ll be time well spent.

JBA Chevrolet
7327 Ritchie Highway
Glen Burnie, MD
Hours & Directions
443-763-5076