Best Roads to Drive Your Mustang in Illinois

2021 Ford Mustang | Downers Grove, IL | Packey Webb Ford

Though it is absolutely true that every drive is more exciting in the powerful Ford Mustang, your 4000th commute home in rush hour traffic is not the best use of your pony’s mighty engine. Get your blood pumping when you unleash your Mustang on some of Packey Webb Ford’s favorite fun-to-drive roads in Illinois.

Shawnee Forest Country: This picturesque drive spans over 115 miles through Routes 1, 13, 142, 145, and 146. No matter what season you visit, enjoy gorgeous foliage from Shawnee National Forest and the wind whipping through your hair with the top down in your Mustang convertible.

Great Rivers National Scenic Byway: Considered the single best scenic drive in America, the Great Rivers National Scenic Byway is a can’t-miss stop in your Mustang. The road spans more than 2,000 miles and travels through 10 states, which means you and your Mustang can explore the open road for days.

Illinois Lincoln Highway: Adventurous Mustang drivers will love careening through the curves of the Illinois Lincoln Highway. Named for one of America’s greatest Presidents, travel through this 179-mile stretch of road and pass through many of Illinois’ most renowned historical sites. Don’t have a Mustang to take on a scenic drive? Call the sales team at Packey Webb Ford to set up your Mustang consultation.

Driving Tips to Keep Your Family Safe During Chicago Winters

Winter Driving Tips | Packey Webb Ford | Downers Grove, IL

Here in Downers Grove, Illinois, winter can be brutal. The combination of wet, heavy snow and frigid winds off Lake Michigan can make the roads a real hazard to drive on. As sellers of safe, reliable Ford vehicles, we at Packey Webb Ford care about your family’s safety. To help you stay safe while driving in Chicago this winter, here are some recommendations.

Drive slowly: Even if you don’t think the pavement seems very slick, it’s a good idea to reduce your speed by around 20-30 percent in the winter. And give extra distance between you and the car ahead of you.

Be cautious: Don’t make any risky lane changes or traffic maneuvers you’d normally make on a dry summer day. Take it easy and be careful during these months, doing all you can to avoid impulsive or unwarranted movements.

Avoid rapid changes in speed: The more suddenly you brake or accelerate, the more likely your car’s tires will slip and slide across the road. Gradual changes in speed help the tires maintain traction on the road. 

Use your car’s safety systems: Ford offers many driver-assistive safety technologies that make it easier for you to maintain control of your car on slippery roads. If your car has these, make sure you’re using them properly. And if it doesn’t, we highly recommend upgrading to a new Ford with Ford Co-Pilot360 and all-wheel drive.

For a safe, reliable SUV, crossover, or pickup truck for your family, visit Packey Webb Ford. We have an abundance of affordable models in stock right now.