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Winter Driving Tips in Fredericksburg, VA

Winter Driving Tips in Fredericksburg, VA

3 Key Elements for Cold Weather Driving

Driving during the winter months can really put a damper on your plans and appointments, especially with the frigid weather that we experience on the East Coast. That is why we at Pohanka Hyundai of Fredericksburg are here to give some tips and tricks, so you can stay on the road safely! If you have any questions about automotive maintenance, give our Service Department a call at 540-684-6279.

Maintenance

First, and most importantly, it is crucial to have your vehicle prepared for the cold months that loom ahead. When the temperature plummets, your driving option has to work a bit harder in a multitude of different areas to make sure you can navigate through the treacherous snow. So, you should give some thought to having your tires rotated or even swapping your current set out for some snow options. This way, you will be able to grip the pavement and can minimize slippage over ice and fresh powder. While you are here, we will also take a look at your fluid levels to make sure your oil will keep your engine lubricated and clean. After that, you can ask us to have a look at your heating, so you can stay warm behind the wheel. The last thing you want is to experience a cold cabin on a slow commute home! If you require any of these services, make sure to schedule an appointment.

Essentials

Second up on the list of tips is to make sure you are prepared for unfortunate situations. In the event of a breakdown or wreck, you want to be able to stay as toasty as possible. That is why we suggest packing some winter clothes, coats, hand warmers, gloves, and a blanket. This will allow you to stay comfortable while you are waiting for help to arrive. Has a snow plow blocked you into your parking space? If so, then you might want to include a snow shovel and cat litter, so you can dig yourself out and maintain grip while you back out of your spot. And, with the low temperatures and ice that seemingly appears at the worst time, it is important to bring along a scraper to chip or brush away any visual hindrances. Finally, include a first aid kit to assist if you are stranded and in desperate need of assistance.

Driving Tips

We couldn’t wrap up this overview without going over a few cautionary adjustments while you are in the driver’s seat. To begin, make sure to keep some extra distance between you and the vehicle you are following. The general rule of thumb is to extend your trailing interval to four or six seconds, so you have plenty of time to react when your fellow commuters slam on their brakes. Also, make sure to accelerate and decelerate as slow as possible. If you put your pedal to the metal, you might experience wheel spin, which can put you in a difficult position. If you are constantly dealing with slopes, don’t power up hills and make sure to not stop until you reach the peak. If these tips aren’t followed, you might experience rollback, which can be dangerous for everyone behind you.

We hope these winter driving tips in Fredericksburg, VA, are the reminders that you needed! When you are ready for your automotive services, visit Pohanka Hyundai of Fredericksburg.


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Service Hours

540-684-6279
Monday 6:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday 6:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday 6:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday 6:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday 6:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday 6:00 am - 7:00 pm
Sunday Closed

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Testimonials

Kenneth Rineholt
Kenneth Rineholt
GOOGLE
2-13-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

After test driving several vehicles, and with help from the great sales staff, I was able to find one that worked for me in both price and function. I was in and out with Matt and Bob in finance. I was very pleased with their attitude and help finding the right vehicle for me.

Sydney Adams
Sydney Adams
GOOGLE
2-12-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Worth the drive! After deciding to drive over 2 hours to look at cars at the Hyundai dealership side, I was thoroughly impressed by the management. When I asked the salesman if there was a standard course to drive around when taking a car off the lot to test drive, he stated "I want you to drive the car for as long as you need until you feel comfortable with it". I loved his response and I left the lot that day with the ideal car I went looking for. This is a dealership I would recommend to anyone, even if it involves a little bit of a drive.

M
M
GOOGLE
2-12-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Empty Star

Walked in with no appointment. Ask how long a wait to get the following done: 1. Oil change 2. Change right fog light bulb. 3. Replace hood struts. They told me about 1.5 hours. It ended up taking just a bit less, which is normally unheard of. They loose a star for the typical high prices at a dealer. Total bill $400+

Tanya Hackney
Tanya Hackney
GOOGLE
2-9-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Empty Star Empty Star

We go back for the warranty alone and the credit service guy went above and beyond and Mr. Poha was son is awesome. I do not care for the manager though but luckily only had to work with him the first time. We are on our 2nd vehicle but we ALWAYS use Capital One auto Finance and literally walk in pick out the car we want amd its such a smoother process.

Rita Smith
Rita Smith
GOOGLE
2-8-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star
Jasmine Sheinall
Jasmine Sheinall
GOOGLE
2-6-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Empty Star
Megan Mohr
Megan Mohr
GOOGLE
2-6-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Empty Star Empty Star
Monique Fortune
Monique Fortune
GOOGLE
2-6-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Kristyn was great! She knows her cars and was able to answer questions. When she didn’t have the answers, she got them. This was my first time buying from a dealership and I didn’t feel rushed or pressured. This car buying experience was great and I would recommend buying here. They worked with me and I didn’t budge on my budget! Thanks Pohanka Hyundai!

Aaron Tircuit
Aaron Tircuit
GOOGLE
2-4-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star
Sandee Cogan
Sandee Cogan
GOOGLE
2-3-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Empty Star
Jabrell Smith
Jabrell Smith
GOOGLE
1-30-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Great place, great people

Russel Sanchez
Russel Sanchez
GOOGLE
1-28-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Just bought out first Vehicle from Pohanka. Our sales Rep Phillip was outstanding. Second to none in professionalism. His customer service was awesome!!! Sabrina in finance went above and beyond to get us the best deal! Would definitely buy from them again!!

Doug Hewitt
Doug Hewitt
GOOGLE
1-28-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star
Muhammad Butt
Muhammad Butt
GOOGLE
1-27-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Best service.

Kimberly Morgan-Fisher
Kimberly Morgan-Fisher
GOOGLE
1-24-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star
William Monroe
William Monroe
GOOGLE
1-24-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Excellent experience from start to finish!

Michael Welborn
Michael Welborn
GOOGLE
1-24-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

We just purchased our 3rd vehicle from Pohanka and we frankly wouldn't consider going anywhere else to buy a car. Everyone is friendly and professional, and they take great strides to provide World Class Customer Service.

Craig Sincock
Craig Sincock
GOOGLE
1-24-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

My fifth Hyundai from Pohanka. I keep coming back due to the great vehicles and even greater service.

Kurt Gibbs
Kurt Gibbs
GOOGLE
1-23-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Purchased a new 2020 Hyundai Sonata from Pohanka Hyundai. I couldn’t be more pleased with how I was treated. My sales person Kristyn was very professional. Her Manager Adam made sure I was comfortable throughout the process. I am totally satisfied with my buying experience and would recommend this dealership to my friends and family.

Good experience

Monty
CARS
1-21-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Both the sales staff and business office were very helpful and patient as we purchased our new Palisade. I feel confident when we need service that will continue to be the case.

Emmett Quattlebaum
Emmett Quattlebaum
GOOGLE
1-15-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Friendly Staff. Good service. Low prices.

Joshua Brown
Joshua Brown
GOOGLE
1-14-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star
Jeff Raboczkay
Jeff Raboczkay
GOOGLE
1-11-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Bert was a great help for us. He was patient and new we where looking around at other dealerships in the area. We finally decided on Pohanka Nissan. Again Bert and also Tim and the rest of the staff were awesome and took car of all are needs. Great work to you all.

Sarah Butler
Sarah Butler
GOOGLE
1-6-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star
S O O F I
S O O F I
GOOGLE
1-6-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Nice one

Joanne Winton
Joanne Winton
GOOGLE
1-5-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Staff are always courteous and friendly. Service is excellent. Thank you James E Hilton

Kevin Sibley
Kevin Sibley
GOOGLE
1-4-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Our car buying experience was on point, professional and friendly. Our salesperson Jonny, was a pleasure to work with and well informed on the vehicle and its operations. He was a huge help to us in our car buying experience.

Amanda Mcgrady
Amanda Mcgrady
GOOGLE
1-3-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star
Jonathan Ellison
Jonathan Ellison
GOOGLE
1-3-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

The overall experience of the time I spent there new years day was good. Although there were a few miscommunications at the start, they quickly reported that they understood our concerns and in the end the deal we worked out hit tremendously the salesmen and women know what they are doing to get you in and out as quickly as possible.

anael kimble
anael kimble
GOOGLE
1-3-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star
Sarah Tofani
Sarah Tofani
GOOGLE
1-3-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

I really have to say thank you so very much to Brad, Kristin and Matt at Pohanka Hyundai!! They really did their very best to get me into the car I really wanted. It was a lot of number crunching and time spent to make this happen! I also took advantage of an extra maintenance plan and I know I'm going to be very happy to not have to pay for oil changes! Thank you again Matt!! You guys are awesome!

Jordan McCall
Jordan McCall
GOOGLE
1-3-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Empty Star
Domenick Fucci
Domenick Fucci
GOOGLE
1-3-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Empty Star
Ali Joy
Ali Joy
GOOGLE
1-3-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star
JandK Angelo
JandK Angelo
GOOGLE
12-31-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

I loved working with Isabel to find the perfect car for me!

Michael Poulos
Michael Poulos
GOOGLE
12-29-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Friendly staff, quick service

Shannon Lovelace
Shannon Lovelace
GOOGLE
12-24-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

I love them. They were quick and efficient while helping me avoid making a huge mistake with a shady auto sales place nearby in the area. Thank you for everything.

Omar Poma
Omar Poma
GOOGLE
12-23-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Very helpful and specially the numbers they gave me were very clear. Everything looks pretty clear to me.

Craig Houlette
Craig Houlette
GOOGLE
12-21-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Empty Star
Esteban Bustamante
Esteban Bustamante
GOOGLE
12-18-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star
Joshua Blochowicz
Joshua Blochowicz
GOOGLE
12-18-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star
Jessica Steinmetz
Jessica Steinmetz
GOOGLE
12-18-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star
Theresa Nutt
Theresa Nutt
GOOGLE
12-18-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Customer service is always Awesome..I wont go anywhere else .I love my Pohanka Honda if Fredericksburg Va..especially always a warm greeting from Dixie!!

Franchesca Y.
Franchesca Y.
YELP
12-13-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Best experience ever!!! Jonathan and the rest of the staff made me feel like I was at home! Never once was I pressured into buying a vehicle by them. This establishment is very welcoming and are willing to work with you no matter how bad you think your situation is. Thanks to this dealership I was able to drive away with a great vehicle!!!

Rose Halsaver
Rose Halsaver
GOOGLE
12-13-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Kristyn Gonzales went above and beyond to find the right car for us! She was knowledgeable, professional and personable. She made the usual dreaded car buying experience pleasant and we got a great deal!

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