Clueless About Cold Weather Driving? Check out these Simple Winter Car Care Tips

Winter weather can create all sorts of problematic driving conditions. Between ice, snow, low visibility, and freezing temperatures, drivers have a lot to think about when on the road during the coldest part of the year. With these simple winter car care tips, though, there’s no reason you can’t drive with confidence all year long.


Consider swapping out your car’s existing blades with special winter wiper blades and remember to use cold-weather washer fluid that won’t freeze up when the temperature drops outside.


Before driving in freezing conditions, check your car’s tires for good tread depth and proper inflation. You should also think about installing a dedicated set of winter tires that perform better than all-season tires when the roads get cold.


Clean, flush out, and replenish antifreeze in your vehicle’s cooling system. This should be done routinely, but is particularly important in winter.

Wash and wax

Hit the car wash to keep your car in the best shape possible. While this may seem like a purely cosmetic concern, washing your vehicle and then applying a protective layer of wax is one of the best ways to protect your vehicle’s exterior from corrosive substances like salt, which is common on the road in winter.

Make sure your car is ready for winter by scheduling a maintenance check at Weimer Chrysler Dodge Jeep® Ram.

Family-Friendly Holiday Activities

The holidays are approaching fast, which means you’ll be spending lots of time with your family.  Here are some holiday activities you can do this season that will be fun for the whole crew.

Gingerbread houses

Making gingerbread houses together is a creative activity for a snowy night in. Have tons of materials such as icing, candy, peppermints, and sprinkles ready and have everyone decorate a part of the house or their own house. Ready-made gingerbread house kits make this activity a little easier, but you can always make your own gingerbread.

Driving lights tour

You love your car almost as much as you love your family, so why not take everyone out for a winter drive to look at the lights? Some neighborhoods and parks have brilliant, drive-thru light displays, and nothing is more fun than seeing your kids “ooh” and “ah” from their car seats.

Go caroling

Include everyone in the family for a caroling activity. You can go caroling around your neighborhood, or contact a nursing home to see if they’d welcome your singing talents there.

Pick out a tree

The authenticity and smell of a real pine tree can be a great treat during the Christmas season, and so is picking one out! May Christmas Tree Farm is approximately 25 minutes outside Moorefield, and it is the perfect place to find the perfect tree.

Before you set off on your holiday adventures with your family, make sure your car is ready. Schedule a maintenance check with our talented service professionals at Weimer Chrysler Dodge Jeep® Ram.

Drive-In Theatre Tips

The drive-in movie theatre is a classic summer activity for families, dates, or a night out with friends. But, if you’ve never been before you might not know what to expect. Use these drive-in theatre tips to ensure the best experience during your visit.

Call Ahead for Details

Before you head to your local drive-in, it’s a good idea to call ahead to get the scoop. Most drive-ins only take cash at the concessions or at the gate, which will be good to know. Thinking of bringing your dog? You’ll want to ask about that, too, since pet regulations differ depending on the theatre.

Arrive Early

Like regular movie theatres, the seating at drive-in theatres is on a first-come, first-serve basis, only the seats are in or around your vehicle. Get to the theatre early to ensure a good spot for your car.

Bring Entertainment

If you’re arriving early as recommended, be sure to bring a few things to keep everyone occupied before the movie starts. This could be books, Frisbees, or other outdoor games.

Bring Outside Gear

It’s perfectly okay to sit in your car for the duration of the movie, and if your car is comfortable you may prefer it. It is nice, however, to bring other seating options as well, like lawn chairs. If you plan to bring outside seats, you’ll also want to bring a portable radio so that you can tune into the station that’s playing the sound for the movie, and you may also want some blankets or pillows for added comfort.

Get your car ready for all your summer adventures by scheduling a maintenance check at Weimer Chrysler Dodge Jeep® RAM.