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Stay safe on the road during winter

During winter, everybody knows that traveling becomes more difficult, due to weather conditions. Fog, snow, ice and frost represent dangers for those who have to move from one place to another, but since sometimes you may be obliged to do so, you may have to use some extra caution methods. There are many things you can do in order to keep your car in good condition and thus prevent you or your family from being involved in an accident. Whether you try to avoid driving as much as possible or you always have on your wallet the business card of a tow truck service, you have to be prepared for the road, no matter the distance you are planning to travel. Here are some of the most important things you have to do before hitting the road during the cold season.

 

Check your car

The first thing you have to do is making sure that your car is ready for travelling. If you know the car has some issues, you would better get in touch with a professional mechanic. Furthermore, check the oil level, the brakes and even more important – the tires. All these have to be in perfect state the moment you leave, because the conditions do not allow you to waste time on the road to change something, in case it breaks. Make sure you have at least one extra spare tire and also do not forget to take wheel chains.

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Equip yourself with any item you consider useful

Although you think you have everything going on, incidents may happen, and in case your car breaks, you may have to spend some time on the road. For this reason, you have to stock your car with various useful things, such as blankets, food and water supplies, a flashlight and a map – this will be very useful in case of low visibility. Remember to create the route in advance and let somebody know where you are going, in order to be easier to reach if you get stuck or lost. Do not forget your cell phone and your charger under any circumstances, because you never know how much time you may have to stay in the car.

 

Ask for professional help

In case you have to travel in spite of the icy road, you should take with you the number of a professional towing company. The experiences drivers and technicians will know how to approach the problem and will get you out of trouble in no time! Do not wait for hours hoping that the weather will get better, and just call a specialized company that will help you reach your destination.