With winter just around the corner, we should start turning our attention to being car-safe for the colder months. While we can’t stop the weather from happening, we can make sure we’re well prepared for what might happen.
The first thing to consider is what to keep in your vehicle. With wintertime and storms being able to start at a moment’s notice, you need to be prepared. Stock your vehicle with an emergency kit. It should include:
- Long underwear
- Charging cables
- Portable batteries/chargers
- Flares/Reflective Triangles
- Granola bars
- Dried fruit
- Juice boxes
These items will help you stay comfortable while you sort out how to get help.
When it comes to winter driving, the roads can be unpredictable. We always recommend that before you leave, ensure you have a full tank of gas and an extra jug of windshield washer fluid. Check the weather before you leave so you know what to expect, and make sure your emergency kit is packed in the vehicle.
At the end of the day, winter driving comes down to being safe and prepared. While we can’t predict what can and will happen, preparation can get us through just about anything.