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Tips to winterizing your vehicle

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Winter weather can cause serious problems on the roadways, including but not limited to frozen or slick roads.

In these cases, you may find yourself pulled over for a long period of time, or even worse stranded.

Officials say you should always be prepare yourself and your vehicle for the worst.

Here's a list of supplies officials recommend you to keep stocked when driving:

  • Blankets, sleeping bags, extra clothes 
  • Cell phone, flashlight, and extra batteries
  • First-aid kit
  • Bottled water and non-perishable foods
  • Sand or kitty litter to provide traction for tires
  • Jumper cables
  • Windshield scraper, tool kit, shovel

It's also just as important to perform these safety checks on your car:

  • Make sure the battery is in good condition with a clean, strong connection
  • Working windshield wipers with non-freezing solution
  • Tires have correct air pressure and good tread
  • Door locks are lubricated to prevent freezing

Officials also say if you're not comfortable due to the road conditions, it's probably best to wait until they improve. 

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