Winter Driving Tips for Northbrook, IL

December 13th, 2015 by

Mercedes-Benz Driving tips for Winter Weather

What should Northbrook, IL area Mercedes-Benz drivers do to make sure their German engineered vehicles make it through the winter? The team at Autohaus on Edens has discussed winter driving, and we’ve developed a list of tips for drivers in the Northwest Chicagoland area.

  • Warm up your engine before driving. Engine performance can suffer at extreme temperatures. Be sure to let your engine run before getting on the road.
  • Winter driving means driving in less than ideal conditions. Acceleration and stopping aren’t the same when the ground is wet or icy. Keep that in mind when taking your Mercedes-Benz out.
  • Maintain a longer follow distance. Vehicles may stop suddenly or skid in front of you. Keep your Mercedes-Benz safe by giving the car in front of you a few extra feet. Avoid using your vehicle’s cruise control for this exact reason.

In addition to tips for the road, our Mercedes-Benz service center has tips for Northbrook, IL area drivers in the garage as well.

  • Winter is bad for batteries. Cold weather can sap your charge and leave you and your Mercedes-Benz with a dead battery. Make sure your battery is properly charged and your battery cables are in good condition.
  • Coolant and Antifreeze are important. A lack of either can cause your engine to corrode. Have our Mercedes-Benz service center check your fluid levels before it gets too cold.
  • Tire pressure is important. Colder temperatures can cause tire pressure to drop by 1-2 PSI for every 10 degrees.
  • Engine oil thickens when it’s cold. Try switching to a thinner oil to maintain performance in colder weather.

Schedule an appointment today through our website or by phone at (847) 272-7900 and make sure your new Mercedes-Benz car, crossover, or SUV makes it through the winter.

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