AAA Reminds Drivers that ‘Snow Preps’ include the Car
With temperatures dropping and snow in the forecast, AAA is reminding motorists that now is the time to make sure their vehicles are ready for winter.
“While people love to kid about the mad dash for milk and bread in advance of a storm, making sure your vehicle is prepared for winter is no laughing matter”, says Amy Parmenter, spokesperson for AAA in Greater Hartford. “There is nothing funny about breaking down in cold, dark or snowy conditions”.
Last winter, AAA Emergency Rescue crews responded to more than 85,000 calls for help – just in the Greater Hartford area alone and almost half of those calls required a tow. And, AAA says, most of those calls could have been avoided with basic vehicle maintenance.
With that in mind, AAA is reminding motorists to get their cars winter road ready and prepare a Winter Emergency Kit (photo attached) in advance of Thursday’s storm.
AAA Tips for Getting Your Vehicle Winter Ready:
Harsh winter conditions make your vehicle work harder, particularly the charging and starting system, headlights, tires and windshield wipers. AAA recommends that motorists check the following vehicle systems:
AAA Winter Emergency Kit:
Motorists are advised to prepare a winter emergency kit now and stow in the trunk of their vehicle to have it immediately available should the need arise. AAA warns, more than 40 percent of motorists do not carry an emergency kit in their vehicle (photo attached).
The emergency kit should include:
Many of the winter emergency items listed above – plus pre-assembled multi-item kits including the 73-piece Explorer Road Kit and 66-piece Winter Safety Road Kit – are available, at a discount to AAA members, at most of our AAA retailers and also through the online store at AAA.com.
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