Chicago—November 20, 2006—As temperature's plunge and drivers in many parts of the country brace themselves for the snowy driving months ahead, Cars.com offers advice about car features commonly found as standard or optional equipment that can help prevent problems associated with hazardous road conditions.
"Most consumers are familiar with four-wheel drive and how that helps with driving in ice and snow," said Cars.com senior editor Joe Wiesenfelder. "However, there are other technologies -- like heated side mirrors and headlight washers that improve winter-driving visibility -- that might be less familiar to consumers, but are also important safety options to consider."
Controlling a vehicle on a slippery road can be challenging. Making a turn too quickly or stopping suddenly can lead to danger in bad weather. Features that offer drivers more control include:
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Launched in June 1998, Cars.com is a division of Classified Ventures, LLC, which is owned by leading media companies, including Belo (NYSE: BLC), Gannett Co., Inc. (NYSE: GCI), The McClatchy Company (NYSE: MNI), Tribune Company (NYSE: TRB) and The Washington Post Company (NYSE: WPO).