Be Prepared for the Wintry Road

Amy Tang
By Amy Tang
November 23, 2018Travel

Driving in the winter can be challenging.

Here are a few tips on how to stay safe on the roads.

First, have the right supplies in your car.

“The most important items to have in your car are anything that will keep you warm. some gloves, wool socks, some hand warmers,” says Isaiah Hartman from Steamboat Springs Fire Rescue.

Blankets can be handy on the move.

“If it’s really cold you can insulate your car, put them in your windows, it helps prevent the cold air from getting in,” says Hartman.

And don’t forget to take a cell phone charger and flashlight, alongside extra batteries.

Second, make sure you are prepared for the cold weather. Here are a few tips from AAA that’ll help you to ensure your car is ready.

Make sure the battery is in good condition and clear of corrosion, and make sure the tire treads are not worn out. Install snow tires if needed.

Check all lights and signals to ensure they are working, and make sure the brakes are in fine working order.

It’s your car, take care of it. You won’t regret helping everyone to stay safe on the winter roads.

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