Thursday, November 12, 2015
Dodge Models Offer Safer Winter Driving
Is your vehicle winter-safe? Most of New Mexico may not get as much snow as other parts of the country, but that doesn’t mean we’re immune to ice or other slippery conditions. Plus, there are many rural roads in our gorgeous, wide-open state where salt trucks rarely, if ever, cast their helpful payload.
Several Dodge models from Melloy Dodge in Albuquerque are equipped to better handle slippery winter driving conditions than many of our competitors, helping to keep you and your family safe while driving in the Albuquerque Metro Area this winter.
Dodge Charger SE and SXT are All-Wheel-Drive, and come standard with All Speed Traction Control and Electronic Stability Control.
All-Speed Traction Control detects and manages wheel slippage by automatically applying brake pressure to the slipping wheel to send torque to the wheels with the most traction. – Dodge
Electronic Stability Control (ESC)* senses the difference between the driver's intended path and the actual path the vehicle is traveling. It then applies selective braking and may reduce engine throttle to help guide the vehicle back onto its intended path. – Dodge
Dodge Journey SE, SXT, Crossroad, Crossroad Plus, Limited, R/T are equipped with All-Wheel-Drive, and come standard with the Electronic Stability Control above, and Electronic Roll Mitigation.
Electronic Roll Mitigation (ERM)** uses the Electronic Stability Control sensors to reduce the potential for wheel lift during severe or evasive driving maneuvers. – Dodge
Dodge Durango SXT, SXT Plus, Limited, R/T, Citadel are equipped with All-Wheel-Drive, and come standard with the above Electronic Stability Control, and 4-Wheel Traction Control.
Four-Wheel Traction Control detects and manages wheel slippage by automatically applying brake pressure to the slipping wheel. It then works with the four-wheel-drive system to send torque to the wheels with the most traction. – Dodge
With features like All-Wheel-Drive, All-Speed Traction Control, Electronic Stability Control, Electronic Roll Mitigation, and Four-Wheel Traction Control, you can count on these in Dodge cars, crossovers, and SUVs from Melloy Dodge to get you and your family to your destination in safety and comfort this winter.
*Always drive carefully, consistent with conditions. Always wear your seat belt and obey traffic laws. No system, no matter how sophisticated, can repeal the laws of physics or overcome careless driving actions. Performance is limited by available traction, which snow, ice, and other conditions can affect. When the ESC warning lamp flashes, the driver needs to use less throttle and adapt speed and driving behavior to prevailing road conditions. –Dodge
**Always drive carefully, consistent with conditions. Always wear your seat belt and obey traffic laws. ERM reduces the potential for wheel lift, but it cannot prevent rollover conditions due to other factors, such as hazardous road conditions, leaving the roadway, or striking objects or other vehicles.—Dodge
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