Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Tip Tuesday: Winter Driving

In honor of the Great Snowmageddon of 2014 please take a look at these emergency materials that are smart to have in our cars. Seeing as I just spent a few days with my good AAA buddy, Christopher Wieland, here are some tips AAA has for us for staying safe. 

You may not have enough space for all of these items, but some don't take up much space. It may be a good idea to load your car with items like this when you know you will be traveling or like now, when the weather is particularly bad. 

Here are the list of items that they recommend being in your car if you are ever stranded in the winter:
  • Bag of abrasive material (sand, salt, cat litter) or traction mats
  • Snow shovel
  • Flashlight with extra batteries
  • Window washer solvent
  • Ice scraper with brush
  • Cloth or roll of paper towels
  • Jumper cables
  • Extra warm clothing (gloves, hats, scarves)
  • Blankets
  • Warning devices (flares or triangles)
  • Drinking water
  • Non-perishable snacks for both human and pet passengers
  • First-aid kit
  • Basic toolkit (screwdrivers, pliers, adjustable wrench)
  • Mobile phone and car charger pre-programmed with rescue apps and important phone numbers including family and emergency services