Temperatures are dropping and winter weather is here.
Breaking down on the side of the road is never a good thing but add in cold weather and it could be a nightmare.
According to AAA the top three reasons for a breakdown include problems with the battery, engine or tires. So, it is important to keep a close eye on these three crucial parts of your vehicle when you are traveling.
Follow these steps provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to lower the chances of that occurring and to keep you equipped incase it does occur:
- Get your car serviced
Have your vehicle checked to ensure it is in the best possible condition
- Check for recalls
- Know your car
“Before driving your vehicle, clean snow, ice or dirt from the windows, the forward sensors, headlights, tail lights, backup camera and other sensors around the vehicle. When your area gets snow, practice driving on snow-covered or icy roads—but not on a main road”
- Stock your vehicle
“Carry items in your vehicle to handle common winter driving-related tasks, such as cleaning off your windshield, as well as any supplies you might need in an emergency.”
- Plan your travel And route