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HARTFORD, CT (October 28, 2020) – AAA is expecting more than 60,000 emergency rescue calls this winter – just in the Greater Hartford area alone – calls that may be more complicated because of COVID-19. With that in mind, and with the first mention of snow in the forecast, AAA is reminding motorists that now is the time to make sure your vehicle is winter-road ready so you won’t find yourself stranded roadside, with few options to maintain social distancing.
“There’s a reason that October is Car Care Month,” says Eileen Chesney, Manager of the AAA Car Care Center in Southington. “You don’t want to wait until you’re stuck in the snow or your battery dies in the cold of winter. We’ve already had a number of customers in for their winter checkups and we want to encourage others to do the same."
AAA recommends motorists use a simple checklist to determine their vehicle’s fall and winter maintenance needs. Many of the items on the list can be inspected by a car owner in less than an hour, but others should be performed by a certified technician.
The AAA Car Care in Southington is providing free winter checkups for members and non-members alike or… motorists can identify reliable, high-quality repair shops with certified technicians by looking for the AAA Approved Auto Repair sign. These facilities must meet and maintain high professional standards for customer service, technician training, tools, equipment, warranties and cleanliness. Nearby shops can be located at AAA.com/repair.
Harsh winter conditions make your vehicle work harder, particularly the charging and starting system, headlights, tires and windshield wipers. AAA recommends that motorists:
This year, that kit should include extra masks for you and any passengers, should you need to call for roadside assistance.
Other Emergency Roadside Kit items include:
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