2 ways to fight off the cold this winter

The right vehicle can help you stay warm, comfortable and safe on the open road

A Jeep in the snow.

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Aside from snowmen, hot chocolate and Christmas specials, winter can be a real brute.

For those of us who work, live and play in the Cariboo, winter means longer commutes to work, early mornings and Jack Frost nipping at our nose – and toes!

With the right vehicle, one can fight back against winter by staying warm, comfortable and most importantly, safe, on the open road.

Here’s why the Jeep Cherokee and Jeep Renegade are two popular contenders in the war on winter driving.

1. The Safety Factor

There’s no doubt about it, Jeeps have a solid reputation for their 4×4 capabilities – some more advanced than others.

The Cherokee and Renegade both have a unique 4×4 system that allow the driver to select a setting best-suited for the road conditions, including snow, sand, mud, etc.

Another big draw is that both Jeep models offer an Advanced Braking Systems (ABS), which prevents brakes from locking up under heavy braking (a leading cause of tires skidding and sliding in snow/ice).

Also, Traction Control limits the power delivered to each wheel as they begin to lose traction and spin, allowing the tire to regain proper traction.

Finally, Electronic Stability Control uses sensors throughout the vehicle to maintain vehicle control and safety at all times.

All of these aforementioned components can keep you and your family safe and give you peace of mind during winter driving.

2. Comfort is Key!

While Cariboo residents get to enjoy sparkling lakes, lush evergreen forests and rolling mountains, there’s a price to pay – cold, harsh winters.

For those wanting to keep warm and toasty when the mercury dips, Jeep offers a cold weather package, tailored to Canadian drivers, including:

• Heated front seats

• Heated steering wheel

• Heated mirrors

• Windshield wiper de-icer

• All weather floor mats

• Leather wrapped steering wheel and shifter

• Remote start

This package is ideal for our winters and people with daily commutes/early mornings, according to Dagen Spooner, a Sales Consultant & Social Media Representative at Regency Chrysler in 100 Mile House.

“If the temperature is below five degrees, and the remote start is activated, the heated seats, steering wheel, mirrors, wiper de-icers and defrost all turn on automatically,” he said.

Rather than waste time and body heat scraping windows, one can take a little extra time in the morning, indoors.

“Your Jeep melts ice off the windows and mirrors and heats up for you while you’re eating breakfast,” added Spooner.

“This might save someone from being late for work and going on Santa’s ‘naughty list’ because of it.”

Regency Chrysler is proud to serve the 100 Mile House, 108 Mile Ranch, Lac la Hache, 150 Mile House, Clinton, Cache Creek Ashcroft, Lillooet, Barrier, Clearwater, Lone Butte, Interlakes, Forest Grove, Canim Lake areas and many more surrounding communities.

For more information about the Jeep Renegade or Jeep Cherokee, visit www.regency100mile.ca or call 1 (888) 464-0569.