Tips for Driving in the Rain

Driving in the rain may seem like a minor inconvenience, but it can turn into a serious hazard in seconds. Visibility is severely reduced, glare can make it difficult to see the lines on the road, and it’s easy to run over a slick surface and start hydroplaning. The next time you get behind the wheel in a storm, remember these tips for driving in the rain.

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Increase the distance between you and the car ahead

It may take more time than usual for your car to come to a complete stop when the surface you’re driving on is wet. Therefore, you may want to leave more space than usual between you and the vehicle ahead, so that you have plenty of room to stop.

Keep your headlights on

Any time that your windshield wipers are active, your headlights should be on. This will also allow oncoming drivers to easily spot you, and people in your lane to see you in their rearview mirrors.

Go easy on the accelerator

If you try to speed up right after a stop when the ground is slick with rainwater, and you may find yourself slipping and sliding around. Instead of hitting the gas hard when a light turns green, take your time to accelerate so that you can avoid this slippery situation.

If you’d like more advice for driving in the rain — or need a tune-up before your next trip through inclement weather — feel free to speak with us here at Bill Jackson Chevy Buick GMC Cadillac.

Holiday Events in Troy, Alabama

The holiday season is rapidly approaching, and you won’t find a place more festive in the Yellowhammer State than the city of Troy. Be sure to make your Holiday season merry and bright by attending one of these Holiday events in Troy, Alabama.

Ole Time Christmas (December 13)

If you’d like to learn about traditional holiday festivities this Christmas season, be sure to stop by the Pioneer Museum of Alabama for the Ole Time Christmas event. This celebration will highlight some of Alabama’s long-standing history and traditions while offering guests delicious Christmas treats and festive tunes. This is an event for the entire family, so don’t leave anyone out. The more, the merrier after all!

Troy Christmas Party (December 14)

This year, the Teamsters Local 1150 organization will be hosting a Christmas party of its own at Kendall Hall. Tickets to this event cost $10 per person, which is cheaper and way more festive than a Saturday night movie. Things kick off at 6:00 pm and run until 11:00 pm, so make sure to get there early if you want to make the most out of what’s sure to be a party to remember. Here at Bill Jackson Chevrolet Buick GMC Cadillac, we hope that you and your entire family have a holly, jolly Christmas season. If your vehicle needs any maintenance before you set out to one of these events, set up an appointment with our service department. We’ll have your ride road-ready in no time.

Here at Bill Jackson Chevrolet Buick GMC Cadillac, we hope that you and your entire family have a holly, jolly Christmas season. If your vehicle needs any maintenance before you set out to one of these events, set up an appointment with our service department. We’ll have your ride road-ready in no time.

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With more than 40 years in business, we are the premier car dealership in Troy, AL. We feature vehicles ranging from tough trucks to luxurious sedans. Since we offer all General Motors brands, we keep our prices low with plenty of options to fit your budget.

Once you find the right vehicle, our sales and financing team will help you get the best loan possible. Thanks to our decades of experience, we’ve formed relationships with many of the top lenders in our area.

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If you need help getting started shopping for a new car, we have special saving offers to launch you in the right direction. Our military discount, educator discount, and first responder discount pages offer further insight about why we are the go-to dealership for thousands of people in the area. Stop by our GM dealership any time during our hours of operation.