Millions of Americans hit the road every day despite the weather.
Winter weather brings harsh challenges to those out on the highways and roads. Remembering a few Safety Tips is vital.
Make sure your car is ready
Does your vehicle need new wipers?
Are all the necessary fluids at the levels they should be?
Have you checked the radiator and cooling systems? Do you need anti-freeze?
What about those tires? Are the treads good? Are they properly inflated?
Should you consider a set of winter tires? Experts say the winter tires are recommended if your temperatures dip regularly below 45 degrees.
Winter tires are made for the cold and experts proclaim that they are better than all season tires at holding up to consistent cold. Another great claim to winter tires is they are made to give you the best traction and handling if your driving on icy or snowy roads.
Emergency Kit for Each Vehicle
Pack the kit with jumper cables, a flashlight, flares, a first aid kit, blankets, food and water. Other safety gear that travelers say have been of help:
A shovel. Cat litter or sand are often used to provide necessary traction should you get stuck. All these things can make a big difference if ole man winter dumps on you or your vehicles. Baby, it's cold outside!