Winter Car Safety Tips


NEW YORK — On Sunday, the Ozarks will see some cold weather. Here are some great tips on keeping yourself safe on those wintry roads. 

The days are getting shorter and the weather is getting colder, making driving conditions a little trickier. 

With all the holiday travel you’re sure to be doing, it’s important to make sure you have the right emergency supplies in your car.

“The most important items to have in your car are anything that will keep you warm. some gloves, wool socks, hand warmers,” Isaiah Hartman, with the Steamboat Springs Fire Rescue, said. 

Blankets are great to have on hand, and they can do more than just keep you warm

“If it’s really cold you can use them to insulate your car, put them in the windows helps prevent the cold air from getting in,” Hartman said.

Make sure you have a cell phone charger and a flashlight with extra batteries as well.

Cold-weather maintenance is also important.

AAA has a list of services to ensure your car is in good running order when temperatures drop.

Make sure the battery is in good condition and clear of corrosion…

Check tire treads and install snow tires where needed.

Confirm that all lights and signals work.

And of course, verify that brakes are in great working order.

Take care of your car and it will take care of you.

It can mean the difference between life and death while on the road.

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