Driving in the winter, with the roads iced over, snow blowing everywhere and visibility at a minimum, it’s important to keep your eyes on the road and your full attention on your surroundings. In addition to staying safe on the road, staying warm and comfortable while driving is also important. Here is a list of winter driving technology and features to help keep you warm, safe and decrease distractions while you tackle your winter commute:
Automatic high-beam headlamps: Snow can decrease your visibility and with our Automatic high-beam headlamp system, which you can find on the 2022 Chrysler Pacifica, your headlamps adjust to ambient light and oncoming traffic to deliver maximum lighting without driver intervention.
Heated windshield washer nozzles: It’s a big inconvenience when you’re trying to clean off your windshield and you find your washer nozzles frozen over. Heated windshield washer nozzles help ensure nozzles stay free of ice and snow during freezing conditions. This feature can be found on the 2022 Jeep® Cherokee.
Rain-sensing windshield wipers: Found on vehicles like the 2022 Dodge Charger, rain-sensing windshield wipers are a driver convenience feature that automatically senses moisture on the windshield and activates wipers, so you don’t have to continuously adjust the speed of your wiper blades as the snow comes down.
Tire-pressure Monitoring System (TPMS): Tire-pressure Monitoring System informs you when tire pressure is too low. When the weather gets cold and temperatures drop it’s very common to see the low tire pressure light pop on in your vehicle and that indicator is thanks to TPMS. Many vehicles, including the 2022 Ram 1500, have this useful feature.
Remote start: Vehicles, like the 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee, offer remote start, which allows you to warm up your vehicle and defrost your windows before you hit the road, saving you time and shivers during your morning commute.
Heated Seats and Steering Wheel: Included in the cold weather package offered on several vehicles is the heated seats and heated steering wheel feature. To help keep you even more toasty while driving, you can turn on this climate control feature with the touch of a button, or even program your vehicle to automatically turn this feature on if the outside temperature is below 40 degrees Fahrenheit.
Individual Climate Controls: A great feature that helps keep you and your passengers comfortable during winter drives is individual climate control. Vehicles, like the 2022 Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer, offer individual climate control. This technology allows each passenger and each row of seats to control how warm or cool their area of the vehicle is.
Anti-lock brake system (ABS): Anti-lock brake system is found on vehicles across the Stellantis lineup. ABS helps prevent wheel lockup, offering improved steering control under extreme braking and/or slippery conditions. This is an important vehicle feature for safe winter driving.
Selec-Terrain: Selec-Terrain is a feature found on several 4-wheel-drive vehicles, including the 2022 Jeep Compass, that helps drivers select specific modes that adapt the vehicle to a particular terrain, including snow, mud and rock. The snow mode helps you navigate winter roads more smoothly.
Surround View Camera: The surround view camera, offered on vehicles like the 2022 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid, increases your visibility by giving you a full view of what’s going on around your vehicle. This can help you see things like snow drifts and hazards when visibility is low.
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