South Dakota is known for its chilly, snow-covered winters. If you grew up here, you’re probably used to it. However, everyone can use a bit of advice every now and then, especially if it improves safety. Follow these tips and enjoy the holiday season safely this year in Milbank, or wherever your travels take you.

  1. Prepare your vehicle. First, you’ll want to catch u on any routine maintenance you’ve been procrastinating doing. Then, replace any parts that need it, and check to make sure your tires are in good shape for winter. Our professionals at our Chrysler service center can help.


  1. Pack an emergency preparedness kit. In the event that you do encounter problems on the road this winter, you’ll want to have all of the essentials handy like a flashlight, jumper cables, water, first aid kit, a blanket, and road flares.


  1. Fill up the tank. Keeping your fuel gauge above half a tank will help your car run better in the cold. It will also give you more wiggle room in case you encounter an accident or must take a detour on your way to the gas station.


  1. Take your time. Make sure to leave the house early. You’ll be able to let the car warm up, clear off the windows, and take your time driving. All of these acts will increase your safety on the road.

Lastly, make sure you drive responsibly under the speed limit and with plenty of room between your vehicle and the one in front of you. If you’ve been looking into Milbank car dealerships that can help you with all of your car care needs, Gesswein Motors is here for you.