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.

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Since 1962, Packey Webb Ford has been providing hard-working parents and busy families in Downers Grove, Illinois, with the latest quality Ford vehicles. Now, our family-owned and -operated dealership is helping your family in a new way. Welcome to the new Packey Webb Ford blog!

We’ve launched this site to provide you with need-to-know information about brand-new Ford models or the one you already own. Here, we’ll post every month about the latest news concerning Ford car redesigns and launches, as well as suggestions for which SUV or truck would be good for you. And if you’re a manager or executive looking for a premium sedan, we’ll tell you all about the legendary Ford Mustang.

If you’re already a Ford car owner in the Chicago metro area, you’ll appreciate our advice on maintaining your vehicle to extend its life. In addition to giving seasonal service tips, we invite you to keep your car running smoothly by taking it to the service center at our new facility. You’ll even get a complimentary car wash when we work on your Ford!

Ford the latest Ford news, local travel suggestions, and DIY car care assistance, bookmark the Packey Webb Ford blog. And when you need a new or used Ford car, you can shop our wide selection of models like the Escape SUV and F-150.