Looking online for a “Jeep dealer near me” in Hickory, NC? Head straight to the John Greene Chrysler Dodge Jeep® website. You’ll find a full inventory of the latest Jeep models like the 2020 Jeep Wrangler and 2020 Jeep Gladiator.

We’re not just invested in providing an up-to-date selection of vehicles. Our service and parts professionals are also on hand to answer your automotive questions and keep your vehicle safe. In between visits keep these tips in mind for staying safe from common road hazards. 

Precipitation in all Forms

While snow is not a routine concern for North Carolina drivers, we do see a healthy amount of rainfall. It doesn’t have to be a downpour; any amount of precipitation is dangerous for driving. Research shows that it increases the likelihood of road fatalities by 34%

It’s always best to exercise caution even in light rain. Take care to maintain a healthy distance between your car and the one ahead of you, use your headlights for better visibility, and slow down. You’ll also want to make sure that your windshield wipers are in working order before wet weather strikes.

Heavy Traffic

Highway traffic can lead to stop-and-go conditions that create dangerous collisions. Rather than hurry through this kind of traffic, do yourself a favor and keep vigilant while maintaining a safe distance from other vehicles. This will also help you stay aware of and react quickly if other drivers abruptly change lanes or stop suddenly. 

Careless Driving

Careless driving can come in many forms. If you notice a driver that’s driving too fast or too slowly or seems occupied behind the wheel, exercise the rule of maintaining a careful distance. It’s also wise to let that driver pass you or pass them to avoid any unwanted contact. 

Want visit our service center to make sure your wipers, tires, and other components are in good shape? Visit our website to make an appointment.