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Winter is here! Are your drivers prepared for breakdowns?

Koch Peter 2 Posted by Peter Koch

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
  • Shovel
  • Ice scraper
  • Warm clothes like gloves and a hat
  • Blankets
  • Flashlights and extra batteries
  • First aid kitβ€”also pack prescribed medications
  • Cell phone with a list of emergency numbers

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