LEXINGTON, Ky. – With the arrival of cold temperatures and the threat of snow in the forecast, AAA Blue Grass is gearing up for another winter season.
“The dramatic drop in temperatures and potential for accumulating snow in the forecast means it will be all hands on deck as AAA responds to stranded motorists as quickly and safely as possible,” said Lori Weaver Hawkins, AAA Blue Grass manager of public and government affairs. “No one ever plans on getting stranded, but tires and batteries are some of the most common problems seen over the winter months. AAA reminds motorists to be sure their vehicle is in good condition before heading out onto the roadways.”
Winter Driving Preparedness
Each year, AAA rides to the rescue of approximately 32 million stranded motorists across the country. Follow these tips to ensure your vehicle is road ready for winter driving:
Tips for Driving in the Snow
The driver who knows what to do in an emergency can reduce emotional impact and increase chances of correct responses when driving in bad weather. Once your vehicle is road ready, keep these tips in mind when venturing out on wintry roads:
“The first goal is to try to avoid a breakdown by keeping your vehicle up-to-date on maintenance. The second goal, should you break down, is to stay as safe and warm as possible while waiting for help to arrive,” AAA Blue Grass' Weaver Hawkins said.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, in the online store at AAA.com or at a AAA retail location.
AAA provides automotive, travel, and insurance services to 60 million members nationwide and more than 685,000 members in Kentucky. AAA advocates for the safety and mobility of its members and has been committed to outstanding road service for more than 100 years. AAA is a non-stock, non-profit corporation working on behalf of motorists, who can now map a route, find local gas prices, discover discounts, book a hotel, and track their roadside assistance service with the AAA Mobile app (AAA.com/mobile) for iPhone, iPad and Android. For more information, visit www.AAA.com.
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