Brrr… are you prepared for the cold if your car gets stranded?

New England is experiencing the kind of weather that is challenging to car batteries. Are you adequately prepared for emergencies when you’re on the road? In this weather, being stuck on a public highway for 20 or 30 minutes while waiting for emergency help to arrive can be a hardship. Being stranded on a remote road late at night can be a nightmare anytime and life threatening in frigid weather.
Keeping your car maintained is rule number one but it’s also a good idea to keep a winter car survival kit in your car for the season because you just never know. Emergencies by their very nature take us by surprise. The state of Wisconsin, which has it’s share of cold weather and remote roads, offers a good one page sheet on How to make a winter survival car kit – it’s one of the best we’ve seen. They also offer a video version – below.

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