Winter Driving Tips - Prepare Your Cars (And Driving Abilities) For Winter

Winter driving conditions are dangerous and difficult to navigate. From Mamaroneck to Yonkers, drivers annually anticipate the impending deluge of snow, freezing temperatures, and dangerous road conditions. While more cautious driving techniques assist in preventing a loss of control, proper vehicle preparation remains the best way to ensure your safety throughout the winter months in New Rochelle and White Plains. Assisting drivers in preparing their vehicles for winter conditions, DCH Toyota City's service center provides a variety of services to improve your vehicle's handling in spite of icy or snowy conditions. With an array of service specials available to maximize convenience and affordability, rest assured that preparing your vehicle for winter driving won't exceed your budget.

Service Recommendations

A few service tasks to improve your vehicle for the winter months are:

  • Tire changes - Swapping out your summer tires for winter tires is crucial to maintaining control in snowy, slushy, and icy conditions. While aggressive studded tires offer impressive grip and control, winter-oriented tires feature addition siping (small grooves in the tires that channel water and snow while providing additional surface area) that allows for improved handling throughout your travels in the winter months.
  • Brake replacements - Winter can be rough on your brakes. With perilous conditions in Rye and Port Chester keeping drivers on their brakes more, you may find that your brake pads deteriorate at a significantly faster rate. Additionally, specific compounds (like ceramic) may be less-equipped for winter stopping power due to their poor performance in freezing temperatures.
  • Battery replacements - The colder temperatures have a profound effect on battery charge retention, and even the output of your battery. While your alternator may keep your battery charged, a few days out in the cold may completely drain your current battery. DCH Toyota City's utilization of cold weather optimized Toyota batteries ensures your car reliably starts throughout the winter, even if left untouched.


Receive Your Winter Vehicle Service at DCH Toyota City

With various genuine Toyota parts and accessories available to prepare your vehicle for winter driving, and a convenient online service scheduler, drivers throughout Mamaroneck and White Plains receive the impeccable service they require to remain confidently in control throughout their travels. Stop by our dealership to speak with a service professional, or give us a call to schedule your winter service appointment!