Top 10 Emergency Items to Have in Your Car For Winter

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Extended Auto Warranty: Basket of Bottled Water – Starbucks (Photo credit: djwaldow)

Being able to survive a breakdown in spring, summer or fall is one thing but having to do it in the dead of winter is something totally different. Everyone should have an auto warranty or extended car warranty that covers breakdowns and roadside assistance to help get them out of a crisis situation, but what if you had to wait for that rescue to arrive? It could be that you are in the midst of a blizzard and you can’t get a signal on your cell phone and there is not a landline in sight. What are you supposed to do? We listed top 10 emergency items below.

This is why you should have an emergency kit handy at all times. Here are the 10 most important things you should have in your kit, particularly for travel during winter: Continue reading

What to Know About Snow Chains

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Snow chain at the front wheel. Photographer: Devchonka. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Winter is the most dangerous season for automobiles and presents some of the most challenging road conditions. From the moment the temperature hits 7°C, the performance of a tire normally decreases making an accident on the road more likely. One way to help increase performance is to use snow chains for those icy road conditions.

Snow chains can make a world of difference when it comes to making it up that snow-covered road. Before you purchase chains for your vehicle, however, be sure to consider these points to ensure you get the right chains for you: Continue reading

Tips for Holiday Road Trip Travel

Holiday road trip tips

Route dans les Pyrénées françaises (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Getting your vehicle ready for the holiday road trip can be a chore, but one that will result in a less stressful road trip and preparedness should issues arise. While there are some checks that should be done by a mechanic before you hit the pavement, there are a few things you can check yourself.

The first place to start is by checking the various liquid levels in your car: Continue reading