Winter driving can be treacherous, especially if you’re from anywhere in the Waukesha area. Fortunately, our Ford service team at Van Horn Ford of Oconomowoc has put together this winter-driving guide to ensure that you can ride smoothly and safely through the holiday season.

Winter can impose a lot of hazards on the road that if you’re not careful could end in disaster. Rain, snow, and ice are not your tire’s friend, and even the most robust tires are subject to losing traction. Fortunately, you can prevent this by following our first winter driving tip, which is to have your tires fully checked and inspected by one of our tire care experts.

Tires shouldn’t be your only focus for safe winter driving, you should also just work to drive cautiously. Poor road conditions can hinder how well your tires hold traction with the road, and in order to have the most control, driving at a slow and steady pace can help you avoid a potential spin out. Awareness is also crucial during snowstorms in particular, as visibility can be cut dramatically, and you never know when a road hazard might rear its head.

Although, the best thing you can do to ensure safe driving through the winter season is to have a service team that you can trust by your side. At Van Horn Ford of Oconomowoc, we may have earned a reputation for our incredible Ford dealers, but we’re also quite proud of the mechanical expertise that we host in-house. From tire rotations to oil changes we’ll be sure to keep you and your vehicle ready for the worst winter can throw at you.