Staying Safe While Driving In Chicago in Winter

By Product Expert | Posted in Safety, Tips & Tricks on Thursday, December 31st, 2020 at 5:52 pm
Close-up of snow flurries

Winter Driving Tips for the Chicago Area

Driving in a big urban environment such as Chicago already presents a number of unique challenges for drivers, but especially when the weather gets colder and the snow starts to fall. Fortunately, there are many ways for drivers to stay safe while driving in Chicago, even when the roads are icy. Continue reading to view our list of winter driving tips for the Chicago area.


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Before the weather gets rough, drivers should do everything they can to “winterize” their vehicle – that means taking it in for proper maintenance, checking the condition of the tires, researching any safety recalls that need to be taken care of and more. Vehicles that have been adequately prepared for the cold, snow and ice will have a much easier time on the Chicago roadways.

Aside from preparation, there are many ways for drivers to stay safe while driving in the city during winter. If the weather is severe, stay home if possible. Accelerate and decelerate slowly, and always allow yourself to increase your distance in case you need to stop. When going uphill, try to build up inertia rather than applying extra gas and make sure you descend the hill slowly.

City street in winter

General Driving Safety Tips

  • Never Drive While Distracted/Tired
  • Make Sure You Have Enough Fuel
  • Keep A Vehicle Emergency Kit
  • Keep Jumper Cables In Your Car

Continental Motors has several locations in and around the Chicago, IL area for drivers to choose from, including locations ins Hinsdale, Countryside and Hodgkins. Because of our reach, we’re happy to serve the automotive needs of many different communities within the greater Chicago area. Browse through our online inventory today and see all the vehicles we currently have in stock. 

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