brown leather timberland boots Cold Weather Driving is Upon Us Are You Prepared
“When it comes to warming up the car, for engine battery, it really only needs about 30 seconds to a minute,” Weinholzer said. there had been 478 vehicle crashes statewide as snow and cold temperatures led to slick roadways.
Some of that could be because Minnesota drivers are generally good about preparing their vehicles for days such as Thursday, which Weinholzer says is key.
“Most people don necessarily think of tries first,” she said. “So tires having proper tread and air pressure is all about having proper control of the vehicle.”
And batteries can be tested at auto repair shops, usually at no cost.
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AAA also recommends emergency safety kits that include comfort elements like gloves, boots, a bottle of water, a protein bar and a cell phone for emergency use. Jumper cables and tire pumps could also come in handy.
Weinholzer recommends that if you become stranded with your vehicle, stay with it.
“It really important, especially in this type of weather, for people not to leave their vehicle in search of help,” she said. “It best to stay in the car, protected from the elements.”
Drivers should know whether they have a spare tire, as new vehicles often do not, Weinholzer says. And if your vehicle doesn have a spare, know whether its tires have a run flat feature that would allow a pierced tire to go another 50 miles or so.