We’re still open! Click here to learn more

Tips for Driving in the Snow | Boardwalk Acura Egg Harbor NJ
Call
Hours & Maps

Get Hours and Directions

x

6806 Tilton Road, Egg Harbor Township, NJ, 08234

Get Directions dealer map

Dealership Info

Phone Numbers:Online Showroom Hours:
  • Mon - Sun12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
    (Always Open for Online Shopping)
Sales Hours:
  • Mon - Fri9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Sat9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • SunClosed
Service Hours:
  • Mon - Sat8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • SunClosed
Parts Hours:
  • Mon - Sat8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • SunClosed
Collision Hours:
  • Mon - Fri8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Sat8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • SunClosed
Service
 

 

Keep Safe with Tips for Driving in the Snow

 
  


Winter is such a beautiful time in New Jersey. A quiet air almost drops across the state when it snows, covering everything in white. This feeling may not last too long though because the morning commute is coming, so starts the hustle and bustle of the Egg Harbor, Atlantic City, and Vineland areas. This wintery weather may make getting to your destination a little different than a usual day.

 

At Boardwalk Acura, we want to make sure your winter travels are safe, so we have created this guide filled with tips for driving in the snow. Keep reading to find out how you can ensure your snowy travels go off without a hitch this winter.

 


Snowy Driving Tips: Before You Hit the Road 

 

Check Exhaust

 

Snow Driving Tips

As a responsible driver, you want to make sure you’re ready for whatever your commute entails. Before you get in the driver’s seat, consider the following to keep you and your passengers more secure when driving on slick and snow-covered streets.

 

  • Sleep Up: One of the best things you can do before you head on your wintery morning drive is getting plenty of rest. This ensures you’re alert, so you can take on whatever the road, or weather, throws your way.

 

  • Research: Keeping up to date with weather conditions online or watching the morning weather report on the news will prepare you for your commutes, especially if you’re traveling long distances.

 

  • Check Your Exhaust Pipe: Snow, ice, and frozen mud can form in your tailpipe in the winter. This may let carbon monoxide leak in your cabin, so make sure it’s clean before you start your vehicle.

 

  • Stay Home: If the weather is extremely bad, skip the drive altogether. Even the best winter drivers can get into an accident if conditions are ultimately terrible. When you can, stay warm in your home.

 


Winter Tires

Winter Driving Tips: Prepare Your Vehicle

Knowing that snowy weather is coming your way gives you time to make sure your vehicle is ready to take on these harsher conditions.
 

  • Maintenance: Routine maintenance is key anytime, but especially so in the winter. Before the first snowfall, make sure you’re up to date on this, so that your vehicle is in tip-top condition.
     
  • Use the Right Tires: All-season or snow tires are needed to conquering slick roads as they provide extra traction for safe driving in snowy, icy, or wet conditions.
     
  • Fill Up the Tank: Keeping your gas tank at least half full is a smart idea in the winter. Not only does this provide you with more fuel in case you get stranded, but it will also prevent the gas line from freezing in the cold.
     

Snow Driving Tips

 

Car Heater

Tips for Driving in the Snow: On the Road

Now that you’re prepared to hit the wintery roads with your vehicle, here are some tips to consider while you’re behind the wheel.
 

  • Warm Up Your Vehicle Outside: This season probably means your vehicle will take a little more to heat up. Make sure you never do this in an enclosed area like your garage, as this can lead to dangerous carbon monoxide poisoning.
     
  • Drive Slowly: Ice and snow on the streets can make your car do unexpected things. If you drive slowly, you’ll be able to react quickly and stop when you need to.
     
  • Don’t Stop on Hills: If you find your commute has inclines, remember not to stop on them. This might make your car slide backward and hitting the gas on icy inclines will only make your wheels spin. Gain power before the hill and keep a steady speed.
     
  • Stay in Your Car: If you, unfortunately, become snowbound or get into an accident, stay in your vehicle as much as possible. This provides warmth and shelter and makes it easier for rescuers to find you. Additionally, it can also be hard to relocate your vehicle if snow is really coming down.

Keep Safe this Winter with Boardwalk Acura

One of the best things you can do when driving in the snow is to be alert and ready, which means making sure your vehicle is prepared. With the help of our maintenance team, you can make sure your model and tires are ready for all your snowy Egg Harbor, Atlantic City, and Vineland commutes. Schedule your appointment today!


Contact Us

We would love to hear from you! Please fill out this form and we will get in touch with you shortly.
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.
Saved
Saved Vehicles ×

SAVED VEHICLES

You don't have any saved vehicles!

Look for this link on your favorites:

Save

Once you've saved some vehicles, you can view them here at any time.

Contact
Contact Us ×

(609) 641-1900

Call Now

6806 Tilton Road • Egg Harbor Township, NJ 08234

Get Directions

Today's Hours:

Open Today! Sales: 9am-7pm

Open Today! Service: 8am-5pm

Open Today! Parts: 8am-5pm

Boardwalk Acura 39.3935791, -74.5583904.