THERE ARE SOME THINGS YOU SHOULD KEEP IN YOUR CAR IF YOU ARE TRAVELING ACROSS THE U.S. THIS WINTER
The cold is setting in, if you are traveling across New Mexico or across the U.S. you need to be prepared for a number of different scenarios:
- Slide off the road – If you find yourself in a ditch, you are going to need to evaluate your situation. Whether weather and ice sent you tail-spinning or if another driver’s mistake pushed you in a ditch, evaluate yourself first. Make sure yourself and your passengers are ok and that the vehicle is stable. Evaluate the situation of your vehicle. Call for roadside assistance if the vehicle cannot be moved onto the road safely. There is no reason to put your car or yourself in danger.
- Car Won’t Start? Battery?- Keeping tabs on your battery life can keep you from getting stranded. A dead battery is a sure-fire delayer of your plans. Late to work…kids can’t get to school…doctors appointment…forget it. You are going to need a jump, tow or battery exchange service. These add to the expense of a replacement battery that could have been addressed during routine maintenance before you are stuck somewhere.
- Keep certain supplies in your vehicle – An emergency kit for Winter weather should include a few items for different situations. There are kits ready to buy or you can make your own. You should include: Jumper Cables, an emergency light or flares, water and a blanket. If you are going on a longer trip, make sure you have food in the car. If you ever get stuck in a snow storm you will be thankful for a blanket and some extra layers of clothes.
NATIONAL DRUNK DRIVING PREVENTION MONTH
NATIONAL HOT COCOA DAY December 13th
CHRISTMAS MONDAY & TUESDAY CLOSED 12/24-25
NEW YEARS MONDAY & TUESDAY CLOSED 12/31-1/1