Archive for the ‘Winter Driving Tips’ Category

Why is my fuel economy worse in the winter?

Friday, January 18th, 2019
thermometer showing 30 degrees

Have you noticed that a tank of gas in the winter doesn’t get you as far as it should? Why would cold temperatures have an effect on your gas mileage? Well, it does, and it can be very annoying for those who are particularly concerned about their fuel efficiency. Keep reading to learn more about why cold weather can harm your gas mileage.  (more…)

Winter driving safety reminders

Thursday, November 15th, 2018
person holding steering wheel, driving in snow

The act of driving inherently comes with danger, but that is extremely amplified in the wintertime. Roads are slipperier, weather is worse, and other drivers are seemingly blind. We see more car accidents happen in the winter months than any other time of year. With that being said, let’s go over some basic winter driving safety tips.  (more…)

Safety tips for winter driving in the Midwest

Wednesday, January 24th, 2018

It’s no secret that driving in the Midwest gets a little extra dangerous during wintertime, and our team here at Matt Castrucci Mazda is dedicated to educating drivers on how to stay safe on the road. With wet, slippery roads, winter is one of the most dangerous seasons to drive from, but there are a variety of techniques and tips you can utilize to stay safe behind the wheel. Read on to learn all about them!  (more…)

How to keep your windshield from getting frosty

Wednesday, January 17th, 2018

We all know how annoying it is to have to use some elbow grease to scrape stubborn ice and snow off your windshield. It can take a significant amount of time, and we want to minimize our time spent outside when temperatures are below freezing. So there has to be an easy way to get snow and ice off your windshield fairly easily, right? Read on to find out!  (more…)

Dangers of texting and driving in winter

Monday, January 15th, 2018

We all know that texting and driving is dangerous as it is, but when you add in the harsh elements of the winter season, texting while on the road becomes extra risky. We don’t think texting behind the wheel is ever a good idea; it’s illegal for a reason, after all! But in wintertime, we discourage it even more. Read on to find out why!  (more…)

Do I have to warm up my car before driving in winter?

Monday, December 11th, 2017

Picture this: this first snowfall of the year has arrived, leaving a blanket of white everywhere you look. You’re getting ready to hit the road for work, but uh oh…you forgot to warm up your car before you need to leave. Your dad has been telling you since you were a teenager that your vehicle needs to be “warmed up” before you leave when it’s cold outside, but does that timeless piece of advice still apply? Read on to find out!  (more…)

Learn how to drive safely in the snow with these 4 winter driving tips

Monday, December 12th, 2016
4 Tips for Driving in Snow

How to Safely Drive in the Snow

Those of you who live in a city or state that frequently receives snow in the winter know how challenging and dangerous it can be to drive on snow covered and icy roads. Driving conditions don’t get much more dangerous than a road that is covered with snow and ice. For some drivers, these terrible road conditions are just a part of living in a cold climate and they have the experience and skills to safely drive on these road conditions while some drivers may not. For all of you drivers out there that don’t know how to safely drive in the snow or maybe need a refresher, these 4 tips will help you drive with confidence the next time the snowflakes start to fly. (more…)

Four-wheel and all-wheel drive systems explained

Wednesday, February 3rd, 2016
What is All-Wheel Drive

Difference Between All-wheel drive and Four-Wheel Drive

When you live in an area that receives frequent snow storms that can easily turn the roads into dangerous surfaces, the added grip and traction control of a vehicle with all-wheel drive or four-wheel drive can be extremely advantageous. Which is the better choice for you, four wheel-drive or all-wheel drive? What’s the difference between all-wheel drive and four-wheel drive? These are the most common questions that drivers ask when performing the necessary research for their next new or used car. If you’ve always wondered how they differed then this explanation of each system is going to be perfect for you. (more…)

Myth about warming up your car has just been squashed

Friday, January 22nd, 2016
Facts About Warming Up Your Car in Winter

Do I have to Warm Up My Car in the Winter

There are some stories and myths that just stick around for too long and end up becoming what we think is the truth. The auto industry is full of them and one of the most common myths in the winter that is no longer true these days is the one about warming up your car before you drive in the winter. One of the most common questions that drivers ask themselves during winter is “ Do I have to warm up my car in the winter?” Many decades ago the answer used to be yes because of an automobile’s use of a carburetor, but with the introduction of electronic fuel injector systems in the 80’s, that is no longer true. (more…)

7 tips to remove ice and snow from your windshield

Thursday, December 10th, 2015
Tips for removing ice and snow from windshield

How to Get Snow and Ice Off Your Windshield

If you live somewhere that snow and ice are just part of another normal winter then these winter car care hacks are going to be perfect for you. Do you know what to do when your windshield is covered with ice and snow? Nobody likes to have to get up early in the morning to run outside to clear the snow and ice off of their car’s windshield but there are a few things you can do to help speed up the process of removing it . What can you do to make it faster and easier for you to get behind the wheel of a car after a snow or ice storm? The following tips will teach you how to get snow and ice off your windshield so you can get to work or school on time without having to get up too early. (more…)