Winter driving tips for the 2016 Toyota Tundra

January 29th, 2016 by

Toyota Tundra driving in snow

Here in Wisconsin, we’re no strangers to snowy roads. That’s why we all know that it’s important that you have a reliable vehicle that can handle the poor weather conditions that often come with northern winters. If you’re in the market for a new vehicle and want one that can handle the snow, we recommend taking a closer look at the 2016 Toyota Tundra, which is available with a selection features to give you a better driving experience in the snow.

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For the 2016 Toyota Tundra, taking on some snow and ice is a piece of cake, especially if you opt for the TRD version with all-wheel-drive. With this version of the full-sized truck, you’ll find that it’s much easier to keep traction and stay in control, even when the road is covered in snow and ice.

To make things even easier, we recommend switching out your regular tires with snow tires, which are designed to get a better grip on the icy roads. You can purchase snow tires here in our tire store.

Many of the new models come with a variety of different automated safety features. While these are helpful in many driving situations and can work well with your regular driving, many drivers prefer to have complete control of their vehicle when driving in precarious conditions. That is to say, your truck’s automated features aren’t equipped to take slippery roads into consideration so taking control of your vehicle on the ice may be more of a danger than a help. For this purpose, we recommend turning off your Lane Assist, Traction Control and other automatic setting s once you enter your Tundra’s AWD mode.

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Stay alert behind the wheel

Now more than ever, it’s extremely important that you stay alert behind the wheel and always be aware of your surroundings. One important piece of advice for Tundra drivers is to leave plenty of room for braking. While this may seem obvious, it’s a good thing to keep in mind, especially when you’re barreling down an icy road behind the wheel of a 5,000 lbs. truck. No matter how good your brakes and tires are, a vehicle as large and heavy as the Tundra is going to need plenty of space and time to stop when the roads are slick. Be sure to keep your distance from other drivers and brake early to ensure that you come to a stop at the right time.

Interested in getting behind the wheel of the 2016 Toyota Tundra? Take a look at the models available in our inventory and let us know if you’d like to schedule a test drive. We’ll be happy to make an appointment for you to stop by and take it for a spin so you can start feeling more confident in your winter driving.

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