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Regardless of the time of year at home, when traveling you may come across cold, winter weather. And it’s good to be prepared if you have cold, snowy weather at home. Whether it’s freezing temperatures or snow, here is a how to stay prepared and safe during your winter or cold weather travels.

Be sure to keep the following items in your vehicle at all times during winter or cold weather travel:

  • Several bottles of water
  • Small supply of snacks
  • Flashlight
  • Spare batteries
  • Fully charged mobile device charger
  • Fully charged mobile device
  • First-aid kit
  • Physical map of the location you will be traveling in case digital devices run out of battery or are not working correctly
  • Snow tire chains (it is recommended to practice putting on tire chains before you hit the snow to help ensure proper application during poor weather situations)
  • Shovel
  • Ice scraping device and de-icer product (cat litter can also help to provide traction if a vehicle gets stuck in the snow and can be a good item to keep on hand)
  • Jumper cables
  • Emergency vehicle kit, including flares and warning triangles
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Blanket or emergency foil blanket
  • Spare set of warm clothes, including a jacket, warm socks, gloves and a warm hat or beanie

Also, before you hit the road in cold weather, it’s recommended to perform a quick check of your vehicle to help prevent the possibility of a winter breakdown.

Be sure to check the following on your vehicle before you hit the road when it’s cold:

  • Ensure all vehicle maintenance is up to date and no warning or service lights are illuminated
  • Check your coolant/antifreeze levels and, if needed, fill to manufacturer recommended level
  • Check your vehicle’s oil levels and fill to manufacturer recommended level, if needed
  • Have your battery checked and tested and ensure it’s in proper working order with a proper charge and that all cables are clean and properly connected
  • Check tire pressure and tire tread and consider utilizing winter tread or snow tires
  • Check that all headlights, taillights, brake lights, and turn signals work
  • Check that the interior heating system is in working order, and repair if necessary
  • Keep your fuel tank filled as much as possible and never let it drop below a quarter tank to ensure fuel in case of weather-related travel delays
  • Fix any cracks or breaks in the windshield, as they can make the glass more susceptible to damage during the winter or cold
  • Ensure snow is removed from your vehicle (roof, hood, trunk, etc.), as it adds weight to your vehicle and can be a hazard to other drivers on the road around you if it falls off while driving

And, once you are on the road stay safe and remember the following when driving in cold, ice, or snow:

  • Watch out for “black ice,” which is thin clear ice that can be hard to see and can make a vehicle very hard to safely control
  • Drive slower and take your time, give yourself more time to get where you are going
  • Be easy on the brakes and allow for plenty of additional stopping time
  • Check the road conditions before you hit the road, especially when traveling longer distances, and check for possible road closures or extreme conditions

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Victor

33 years of experience
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Victor
33 years of experience
Dodge Ram 1500 - Heater is not working - Albuquerque, New Mexico
Victor from Your Mechanic, arrived on time. He was professional, friendly and polite. He answered any questions concerning my vehicle's issue. He pinpointed the part in need of replacement and repair. I would highly recommend Victor to anyone looking for a mechanic.
Jeep Wrangler - Heater is not working - Albuquerque, New Mexico
Victor did a fantastic job on my Jeep. He wasn't able to fix the issue, unfortunately, but he diagnosed the problem and was able to get me some quotes from places I could take it to have it fixed. I will definitely recommend him to any friends or family in need of mechanical work and will keep him in mind for any future issues I may have!

Joe

12 years of experience
4 reviews
Joe
12 years of experience
Pontiac G6 - Heater is not working Inspection - Blue Springs, Missouri
He arrived on time. He has a great ability to explain what he was going so we understood completely I will request Joe to come out next time i have a car problem

Antonios

16 years of experience
48 reviews
Antonios
16 years of experience
Ford Taurus - Heater is not working - Charlestown, Massachusetts
Antonios was incredibly friendly and thorough with the entire inspection! I had a lot of questions, all that were answered clearly. I definitely feel that he went above and beyond any expectation I had. Highly highly recommend!

Nicholas

9 years of experience
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Nicholas
9 years of experience
Ford Edge - Heater is not working - Raleigh, North Carolina
He was on time and friendly. Explained what he was going to do and what could be wrong with the suv. And what can be used to fix the leak.

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