When I said “I’d rather have more cold, than snow,” I wasn’t asking for NEGATIVE FIFTY FIVE DEGREES! But, living in the Midwest, we don’t get to decide what Mother Nature wants to throw our way. Here are some tips that might help you, and your family, stay safe while traveling during these harsh winter months:
- Never Leave Home Without an Ice Scraper and Snow Brush
Clear your entire car so you have a clear view…and your snow doesn’t land on another car which can block their vision and cause them to crash.
- Keep a Small Shovel in Your Trunk!
It will come in handy if your car gets stuck, or you need to make a path to drive out of heavy snowfall.
- Essential Warm Winter Clothing
Sure, we’re tough in the Midwest, but keeping extra winter clothing like, hats, gloves, winter bibs, etc., is not only smart…it could literally save your life!
- Several Warm Blankets
If your heater goes out, blankets will help you stay warm! Also, blankets will help anyone who goes into shock if a crash occurs (so keep them in your car all year round).
- Emergency Flares or Reflectors
You want your car to be visible to others in a storm to avoid hitting you, or to find you, if you need help.
- A Good First Aid Kit
Let’s add this to the “year round” list as well! A good first aid kit is essential in any emergency.
- Winter Windshield Washer Fluid
You want to use the type that has antifreeze to prevent your windshield from freezing. It’s a good idea to keep an extra bottle in the trunk; keeping your windows clear is kind of important while driving!
A good bright flash light is a must for every car…all year round!
- Jumper Cables
It happens to the best of us… the dead car battery scenario! And since a car battery can die on any day of the year, so you should have them in your call all year round. Having a set of jumper cables has saved me more than once!
Snow glare can be blinding! Sunglasses will reduce the glare and improve driving visibility.
- Your Cell Phone Charger
Charge your phone before traveling, and keep it charged, so it’s ready if you have any emergency.
- Water & Snacks
If you get stranded, you could be waiting an extended time for assistance, especially if roads are really bad. Make sure you have water and non-perishable snacks on hand car while traveling in harsh weather.
Stay warm and safe driving…from all of us at Curtain Call Creations!