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When my boss told me that he needed me to shop for some fleet vehicles for our business, I thought I would be getting a well-deserved break from work. Unfortunately, the task quickly snowballed into a giant ordeal. In addition to finding a dealer that we could trust, I also didn't really know how to decide between makes and models. However, after a lot of research, I was able to narrow down my choices. I was able to find a group of cars that our salespeople could drive comfortably, and it really helped our business to branch out. This blog is all about shopping for new cars, and how to avoid some of the more common pitfalls.

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Moving Somewhere With Lots Of Snow? 4 Things To Look For In Your Next Vehicle

If you are moving to a part of the country where snow is an everyday winter occurrence, you are going to want a vehicle that is made for the snow. You want a vehicle that has all-wheel drive, traction control, anti-lock brakes, as well as heated seats and a heated wheel.

All-Wheel Drive

When you live somewhere where it snows all the time, all-wheel drive is essential. If you want to be able to back out of your driveway without shoveling every inch of snow, or turn around on the street without getting stuck in a couple of inches of snow, not to mention a foot of snow or more, you need a vehicle with all-wheel drive.

All wheel drive vehicles grip the ground with all four wheels, so even if one of your wheels is not properly gripping the ground, the other three wheels will kick in. With a front wheel drive vehicle, if your front wheels cannot get a grip you're stuck in the snow. The safest way to get around in the snow is with an all-wheel drive vehicle, which is one reason to consider a new Subaru for sale; Subaru only makes AWD vehicles.

Traction Control

Second, you want a vehicle that has traction control. With traction control, your vehicle will not slide around as much, and your acceleration will be reduced until you have better friction. Your car will make adjustments to the power that is pushed to your tires to ensure that all of your tires have traction, no matter what the weather is like outside.

Anti-Lock Brakes

When it is really cold and snowy outside, the way that your vehicle brakes is different. It can take longer for your vehicle to get a grip and slow down when it is snowy outside, and it is easy for your vehicle to slid on the snow when you are coming to a stop, which is why anti-lock brakes are a must-have feature when you live somewhere with a lot of snow. Anti-lock brakes will kick in and prevent your brakes from freezing up or getting stuck, and will continue to apply the right amount of pressure to ensure that you come to a proper stop on-time, even in the snow.

Heated Seats & Driving Wheel

Finally, all of that snow means that it is going to be cold outside. When it is cold outsider, there is a good chance that your vehicle is going to be cold inside as well when you get into it. To keep yourself warm while your vehicle warms up, heated seats and a heated steering wheel are a must. They will help warm you up before the air in your vehicle is warmed up.

When purchasing a vehicle for an area that gets a lot of snow, make sure that it will be able to grip the road and keep you warm.