The first major snow storm this year in the mid-Atlantic area rang in 57,000 calls from stranded AAA customers. In cold, wintry weather, even a minor car problem like a flat tire can be deadly serious, or at least miserable to deal with, unless you're prepared. Save your driving crew time and headache by getting vehicles winter-ready in the event of a breakdown.
All fleet vehicles should be equipped with a car-emergency kit year-round, but in winter, cold-weather gear should be added.
A typical winter emergency kit:
- Jumper cables
- High visibility vest (class II or III)
- Traction enhancers for shoes
- Warning triangle
- Cat litter or sand
- Ice scraper
- Warm clothes like gloves and a hat
- Flashlights and extra batteries
- First aid kit—also pack prescribed medications
- Cell phone with a list of emergency numbers
More resources on winterizing vehicles: