Carry Salt, Sand or Kitty Litter in Your Car

You may not think that having a bag of sand, salt, or cat litter is a normal thing to do but it's a smart thing to do if you are going to be driving in the snow or slush. If you get stuck, all you have to do is dump some sand, salt, or kitty litter around your tires and you should have enough traction to get out of the snow.

You should come see us here at Lithia Nissan of Ames to get your vehicle tuned up and to make sure that everything is all topped up before the harsh winter weather arrives. You should also do your pre-checks before you get behind the wheel. Sand's a great option since it is fairly cheap and it works well. Cat litter also works for giving you extra traction, but it has clay in it, so it can tend to get messy. Salt will cause your vehicle to rust if you use it and don't wash your car.

Is this your first winter in Ames, Iowa? Visit our Nissan dealership for more winter weather driving tips to get you through the season!

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