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Winter Driving – Tools for Success

Part 2:

Tools for Success:

There are ways you can be well prepared for winter, and adding certain items to your vehicle can help immensely. Winter tires when added to your vehicle, are something you’ll soon realize can make the world of difference. They’re not just for deep snow, in fact, winter tires are best used once the temperatures drop below 40 degrees. New wiper blades and a fresh battery are also immensely important when the temperatures begin to dip.

Winter Tires Video Comparison

Having your vehicle inspected heading into the winter months is beneficial to make sure everything is working properly. This is why we recommend having a service appointment scheduled to make sure you’re ready for the winter months. Making sure you have adequate tire depths, and making sure your brakes are functioning is of the utmost importance. You can see our demonstration video below for more benefits on winter tires.

Wiper Blades – (How-to Change Wiper Blades | Hyundai)

Seeing in the wintertime is important, there’s no doubt about that. So why not give yourself a fresh set of wiper blades! We provide a how-to video on how to change out your old, weathered wipers.

New Battery – (How-to Change a Battery | Mazda)

Maybe your vehicle is starting slowly in the cold? It’s not starting at all? That likely means it’s time for a new battery in your vehicle. If you don’t want one of our trained mechanics to change it out for you, we provide a how-to on doing it yourself!

New Vehicle – Shop the Morrie’s Auto Group

Sometimes a vehicle isn’t fit for the wintertime in Minnesota. There are times when you can continue to spend money on a vehicle that isn’t safe. You or your family shouldn’t be riding around it when it’s below freezing outside. That’s why looking at a new or pre-owned vehicle might be the best decision you can make. Whether your current car is 4, or 14 years old, advancements in safety and technology can help keep you safe in the snow and ice.


Take for example Mazda’s Smart City Brake Support, something you may have never even heard of that can keep you safe. Mazda claims, “Smart City Brake Support (SCBS) helps the driver avoid frontal collisions while driving at the slow speeds common in urban areas or congested traffic.” Doesn’t this sound like winter driving in Minnesota! “When driving at low speeds (approximately 4 – 30 km/h) a laser sensor mounted on the windshield senses the car in front. If the system detects a risk of collision, it prepares the brake system to be ready to deliver the greatest stopping power when the driver brakes. An added bonus to keep you safe when you’ve drifted off for a moment and need to stop in a hurry.

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