Get These Winter Accessories for Your Car

Here in Illinois, winter is the harshest time of year, which is why you should be prepared with these winter accessories for your car.

Winter Tire

Remote Starter

Get your car warm and ready before you step inside with a remote starter. Just a few minutes of warming up and you’ll be ready to go.

Seat Warmers

If your car doesn’t already come with them, consider getting some seat warmers. They range in price from $20-$100 per seat, but can make your commute so much cozier.

Winter Tires

Winter tires are entirely different than all-season tires. They are made with a unique rubber compound that helps them stay soft and pliable even under frigid conditions. In addition, they have unique tread patterns designed to cut through snow and slush.

Heated Wiper Blades

While they may cost more than $100 per set, they won’t get clogged with frozen snow and ice. You won’t have to pull over anymore just to maintain your visibility.

All Season Floor Mats

These heavy-duty rubber mats will help keep your carpeting clean when you’re dragging in all the snow, ice, and salt on your shoes. You can clean them easily with a simple hose down.

If you’re in the market for any of these winter accessories for your car, stop by our parts department here at Biggers Mitsubishi and we can help you out.

Tips for Winter Driving in Chicago

Check out our tips for winter driving in Chicago.

Roads can be most dangerous in the winter.

Winter can be an extremely difficult time of the year for driving. Even vehicles like the Mitsubishi Outlander can experience problems on the icy roads. Meanwhile, Chicago is a city well-known for its extreme weather conditions. Therefore, you can only imagine how difficult it is to drive in the Windy City during the winter months! In order to help winter driving a little bit easier, be sure to follow these tips for winter driving in Chicago.

  1. Avoid Cruise Control. Usually when you get a chance to use Cruise Control in a heavily congested city like Chicago, it is quite the fortuitous occasion. However, you may want to rely upon your own ability to speed up or slow down during the winter months, especially if there is a wintry mix on the ground.
  2. Do Not Stop on Hills. Your commute may involve having to ascend or descend a few hills throughout the city. If you cannot avoid this, make sure you avoid stopping while climbing up the hill if possible, as your car could start to descend that hill backwards.
  3. Keep Gas at Least Half Full. Here at Biggers Mitsubishi, we are a group of glass half full sort of people, so we are optimistic about driving this winter. Nevertheless, you may want to keep your gas tank at least half full at all times, just in case you need an extra heat source on the road if you become stranded.

Driving Tips for Winter Weather

We at Biggers Mitsubishi have some driving tips for winter weather. Check them out on our blog now!

Follow our tips for winter driving and drive safely!

Santa Claus is coming to town sooner than you think—and it’s not just presents he’s bringing. Every year, when winter comes around, the roads quickly become treacherous for drivers. With ice and snow reducing traction between your tires and the road, the winter season is one of the most important times to be safe while driving. To make sure you reduce your chances of being in an accident this year, we have compiled some driving tips for winter weather.

Check and fill your tires frequently. Cold temperatures can affect the way your car works in more ways than one, but it especially does a number on your tire pressure. Because tire pressure can influence the way your car performs, it’s important to check it frequently during winter. You want to make sure that your tires are filled properly at least once a month, if not more, for the best handling your car can offer.

Make sure your gas tank is at least half full. While you might be tempted to wait until the last minute to fill up your gas tank, this isn’t a good idea during the winter. If your tank is lower than halfway full, the gas line can freeze up, making it impossible to drive until it unfreezes. Keep your tank at the halfway point to ensure your car will start up in the cold mornings.

Slowly accelerate. Slick, icy roads can make it difficult for your car to gain traction. Because of this, be careful when you accelerate and decelerate, moving slowly to prevent spin outs. You should be especially cautious of this if you are merging or making a turn. It’s always better to go slow, rather than risk losing control of your car.

Follow other cars at a greater distance. In regular weather, when the sun is shining and the roads are dry, the suggested distance between your car and the car in front of you is about three or four seconds. For the winter, we suggest you increase this distance by at least eight seconds—preferably more. This way, if the car in front of you suddenly stops or enters a skid, you have time to maneuver around it or come to a full stop.

Stay safe at home. Nothing is worth risking your life for, so if you aren’t certain about the road conditions surrounding your home, just stay inside.

With these driving tips for winter weather, you will be safer than ever. If you are still looking for the perfect vehicle this winter, make sure you stop in to Biggers Mitsubishi today!