Archive for the ‘Winter Driving’ Category

How does the 2017 Ford Raptor handle in the snow?

Wednesday, December 21st, 2016
Raptor driving in the snow

Can the 2017 Ford Raptor drive in the snow?

The all-new 2017 Ford Raptor is taking the pickup truck segment by storm, and is quickly becoming known as the ultimate high-performance off-road pickup. But, can the 2017  Ford Raptor drive in the snow? You bet! The elements stand zero chance against the toughest, smartest, and most capable Raptor yet. Watch this video below and see for yourself.


Should I let my car warm up before driving in the cold weather?

Thursday, December 15th, 2016
Sedan covered in snow

Letting Cars Warm Up in the Cold Weather

The long-held notion that vehicles need to be left idling for a certain amount of time before driving in the cold is actually no longer relevant—in fact, warming up your car before heading out on a cold, winter day only harms your vehicle’s engine. In reality, your vehicle only needs to run for about 30 seconds-1 minute before driving, which gives you time to clear off the windshield. Continue reading for more information about how the practice of letting cars warm up in the cold weather came to be, and why it’s no longer necessary.


Sedans That Handle Well in the Snow

Thursday, November 19th, 2015
Good sedans for winter driving 2015

It’s not exactly a secret that you can find a lot of great winter-ready options if you’re looking in the crossover, SUV, and pickup markets. Automakers compete to bring the most advanced traction control systems around, leaving truck and utility vehicle drivers dizzy with options.

But the fact is, not everyone who lives in wintry climates is also going to want an SUV or pickup truck. While ideal for some drivers, many of us are really only interested in a sedan. Whether it’s to maximize fuel economy, garage space, or we just plain old prefer driving a car to something bigger and don’t need all that space, it’s important to find a sedan that will handle well in the snow if that’s the body style we’re most interested in here in Colorado. We hope this list of available models here at Western Slope Auto will give you a good jumping off point to finding what you need: (more…)

Best Winter Accessories for Ford F-150

Sunday, November 8th, 2015
Best Winter Accessories for Ford F-150

Your Ford F-150 is certainly cut out for winter –  it’s rugged, ready, and might even be a 4×4. But it might not have everything you need to make your life on the road during these colder months as optimal as it could be –  and yes, we’re talking about accessories. What are some of the add-ons that you can get for your F-150 pickup that’ll help you brave the Colorado winter even better? Here are some of our suggestions for the best winter accessories for Ford F-150: (more…)

How to Prepare your Ford Mustang for Winter

Friday, November 6th, 2015
How to Prepare your Ford Mustang for Winter

Sure, you could store your Mustang this winter. But that would take a lot of the fun out of… you know, owning a Mustang! Our suggestion: keep that pony on the road. But first, we’ll help you with some tips for how to get your Mustang ready for winter. With these tips, you’ll save a safer winter without having to go through all the hassle of storage and not having your favorite car for an entire season. (more…)

Colorado residents can fight the snow with their F-150 and an attachable plow piece

Friday, February 20th, 2015
2015 Ford F150 plow prep piece Grand Junction CO

The 2015 Ford F-150 is about to get even more useful.

2015 Ford F150 plow prep piece Grand Junction CO

If there’s one thing Colorado residents know about, it’s unpredictable weather and snow. You never know when the next downfall will occur, so it is essential to be prepared with whatever tools you can possibly have, especially when it comes to fighting snow.

One of the best vehicles you can get to handle any type of weather, terrain and road conditions is the Ford F-150; After all, it isn’t called “America’s Favorite Pickup” for no reason. (more…)

Take on winter road conditions with ease

Friday, February 21st, 2014
3 SUVs for winter driving

2014 Toyota 4Runner offers impressive handling on winter roads.

Top 3 SUVs for winter driving

Winter driving can be dangerous sometimes if you don’t have a vehicle that can tackle the road conditions that come with the ice cold weather and blustery conditions.  To help you make it through winter safely, Western Slope Auto carries a huge inventory of SUVs that offer four-wheel and all-wheel drive so you can take on winter driving conditions with ease and confidence.  Here is a list of the top 3 SUVS for winter driving in Grand Junction, CO that are available at Western Slope Auto. (more…)

3 Best cars for winter driving

Thursday, January 30th, 2014
Best cars for winter driving

The available four-wheel drive in the new Ford F-150 offers some of the best traction capabilities of any truck.

During the winter months Mother Nature can deal us some pretty awful weather conditions that can cause terrible driving conditions.  Some vehicles are built for winter driving and some aren’t.  Most cars can’t handle the slick conditions that ice and snow can cause but there are many SUVs and trucks that can safely drive through these winter road conditions.  Western Slope Auto has come up with a list of the 3 best cars for winter driving so you can choose the one that best fits your transportation needs.

3 Best Cars for Winter Driving


How to survive when you are stranded in the winter

Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014
How to survive being stranded in the winter

The easiest way to keep yourself from being stranded in your car this winter is to avoid driving in bad weather.

Tips to Survive a Winter Stranding

Drivers need to respect the dangers that come along with driving in the winter.  Even if the road conditions are good enough to drive in, there are still things that can go very wrong in a hurry.  You should always be prepared for the worse.  The easiest way to keep yourself from being stranded in your car this winter is to avoid driving in bad weather.  If that is not possible than you should at least know how to survive when you are stranded in the winter months. (more…)

How to avoid a pileup this winter

Monday, January 20th, 2014
How to avoid a pileup

Avoid a pileup. Learn how to drive safely on the highway this winter.

Driving on slick roads is always one of the scariest things to do in the winter.  Living in an area that gets frequent snow storms and temperatures that always seem to hover around the freezing mark makes driving very tough during the winter months. Some drivers have more experience than other when it comes to driving in winter weather but sometimes experience doesn’t help.  The only thing that can get you safely to your destination is to know how to avoid a pileup.  Western Slope Auto wants you to drive safely this winter so we have come up with some great tips to help you learn how to drive safely on the highway this winter. (more…)

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