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TOWSON, MD (November 14, 2018) – As Marylanders wake up to a wintry mix Thursday morning, AAA Mid-Atlantic is urging motorists to be especially careful on their morning commute and throughout the day, as the precipitation is expected to continue, either changing to rain or snow, depending on the region.
“Thursday morning’s predicted wintry mix of precipitation will make for slippery conditions on roadways in our region and will create a headache for commuters heading to work and school,” said Ragina Cooper Averella, Public and Government Affairs Manager for AAA Mid-Atlantic. “Roads that are slick or ice-covered can create a worst-case scenario for drivers.”
AAA Mid-Atlantic is also advising drivers to not delay for a seasonal checkup of key vehicle systems in advance of the cold weather and winter driving conditions to minimize breakdowns. Harsh winter conditions make a vehicle work harder, particularly the charging and starting system, headlights, tires and windshield wipers. The auto club’s emergency roadside service is prepared for tomorrow’s weather, as AAA crews anticipate aiding members for dead batteries, flat tires, and with tows.
To help drivers prepare for winter, AAA Maryland Car Care Centers are offering free battery checks to AAA member and non-members. To find a location to make an appointment, visit AAA.com/Locations.
Vehicle owners should read the maintenance requirements set by the car’s manufacturer in their owner’s manual. There is no longer a “standard” maintenance schedule for vehicle services – including brake fluid. Each automaker has different requirements, making the owner’s manual the most accurate resource.
In-vehicle maintenance reminders provide good guidance because they account for real-time problems and how you actually drive. However, many reminder systems do not specifically cover maintenance operations that need to be performed on a time or mileage basis – such as brake fluid and coolant flushes or timing-belt replacement.
AAA Mid-Atlantic recommends that motorists check the following vehicle systems:
Hazardous storms and inclement weather are a factor in more than half a million crashes and more than 2,000 road deaths every winter, according to research from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. AAA Mid-Atlantic is encouraging drivers to be prepared and offers the below tips.
AAA safe driving tips for slick or icy roadways:
Many of the items needed for a winter weather car kit – plus pre-assembled multi-item kits – can be purchased at any AAA Mid-Atlantic store or on AAA’s online store at www.AAA.com. To find a AAA store visit AAA.com/Locations.
AAA Tips for Braking on Ice:
AAA tips when icing conditions affect vehicles:
For more tips or to learn about other solutions AAA provides motorists and their vehicles, please visit AAA.com/Automotive.
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