Before driving your vehicle

Before entering the vehicle, remove any snow or ice from your shoes because that could make the pedals slippery and driving dangerous.

While warming up the vehicle before driving, check that the accelerator pedal, brake pedal, and all other controls operate smoothly.

Clear away ice and snow that has accumulated under the fenders to avoid making steering difficult. During severe winter driving, stop when and where it is safe to do so and check under the fenders periodically.

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    Checking the brake pedal reserve distance
    1) More than 2.56 in (65 mm) Depress the pedal with a force of approximately 66 lbf (294 N, 30 kgf) and measure the distance between the upper surface of the pedal pad and the floor. When the meas ...

    Vanity mirror with light
    CAUTION Keep the vanity mirror cover closed while the car is being driven to avoid being blinded by glare. To use the vanity mirror, swing down the sun visor and open the vanity mirror cover. ...

    Interior lights
    When leaving your vehicle, make sure the lights are turned off to avoid battery discharge. ...