Drivers prepare for safe travel during first possible snow accumulation

CINCINNATI – With a winter weather advisory issued for parts of the Tri-State, it is time to review the best ways to be prepared when hitting the road.

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Last year AAA rescued 51,000 people who were stranded on the roadside. The biggest contributor to the winter drivers’ woes? Dead car batteries.

Before heading out in cold weather, AAA recommends checking the basics. Make sure the car battery can handle the cold conditions and that tires are properly inflated. It’s also recommended to have bottled water, blankets, some snacks and an emergency kit handy.

Beyond the basic preparation, employees at Bob Summeral Tires recommend having fluids topped off, and belts and hoses inspected. AAA also recommends a fully charged cellphone.

 

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