Winter Weather Driving Tips

Winter Weather Driving Tips

Winter Weather Driving Tips

Now that December is gone, winter weather could come any day. Before the snow gets knee or waist deep, read through these winter weather driving tips to help you stay on the road.

  • Consider snow tires. If you frequently have issues in the winter tackling icy roads, consider switching out your tires for snow tires. These tires are specifically designed to cut through snowy, slushy roads to give you more traction. You also need to make sure your tires are properly inflated.
  • Get enough sleep. Avoid driving in heavy winter weather if you’re overly tired. Driving while tired is always dangerous, but this danger increases even more when the weather is treacherous.
  • Do not use cruise control. If the roads are slippery, using cruise control can actually make you lose control of your vehicle since it is trying to maintain a specific speed.
  • Look where you want to go. If your car starts to slip or spin, look and steer in the direction you want to go.
  • Keep your tank full. To avoid a frozen gas line, try to keep your tank at least half full. This will be extra handy if you do happen to get stuck in the snow since you’ll be able to periodically run the engine to keep yourself warm.
  • Leave more room. Stopping takes longer when the roads are slick. Leave more space between you and the car in front of you in case you need to stop.

What tips would you share for making it through the upcoming winter ahead of us?

2017 Canyon Denali Takes Mid-Size Segment to the Next Level

2017 Canyon Denali - 2016 Canyon Pictured
2017 Canyon Denali - 2016 Canyon Pictured

2016 Canyon Pictured

When you want a premium truck, you get a GMC, and when you want a premium mid-size truck, you get the 2017 Canyon Denali. GMC just introduced this truck, which is the first-ever premium truck in the mid-size segment.

“Canyon is the segment’s first and only premium midsize truck, offering unparalleled capability and efficiency matched with maneuverability and refinement,” said Duncan Aldred, vice president of GMC Sales and Marketing, in a statement. “The all-new Canyon Denali builds on that award-winning combination with the distinctive styling, luxurious interior and elevated content that has defined the Denali nameplate since its introduction nearly 17 years ago.”

Just like its larger Denali counterparts, the Canyon Denali will feature a unique chrome grille and distinctive wheels. It will also come with chrome fog lamp bezels, five-inch-diameter rectangular chrome assist steps, a polished exhaust tip, and a standard spray-in bed liner.

The Canyon Denali will only be available as a crew cab model, but will come with either two-wheel drive or four-wheel drive. You can also choose between the standard 3.6-liter V6 or the all-new 2.8-liter Duramax turbo-diesel.

The 2017 GMC Canyon Denali will go on sale here at Paul Sur Buick GMC late next year.