Now is the time of year we should be preparing for winter. If you are out looking for Peters Township homes for sale or driving to visit a family member over the holidays, you should be prepared for roads to get a little slick with rain, snow, or ice in the winter. Weather can change from bad to worse in an instant, everyone can benefit from preparation. Here are a few safety tips for your Car Emergency Kit.
Check your tires and make sure your chains fit before the first winter storm and check tire pressure during cold weather. Remember, tire shops and mechanics are busiest just before and during winter storms.
Get a vehicle winter maintenance check-up. Don’t wait to check your battery, belts, hoses, radiator, lights, brakes, heater/defroster and wipers.
Keep your fuel tank full — don’t let it fall below half a tank on winter trips.
Program your radio for traffic reports and emergency messages for you local area – Google search to find local radio stations for emergency weather alerts
Keep a basic winter survival kit in your vehicle: Consider getting a small Tupperware to store the items. Consider checking out the Ace Hardware in Peters Township to help supply your kit.
Load your car with winter travel gear: tire chains, ice scraper/snowbrush, jumper cables, road flares.
Make sure your cell phones are fully charged. Have a back up battery or car charger handy. Consider contacting your local AAA for complete coverage.
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