AAA Advises Holiday Travelers to Winterize Cars
AAA says 7 million Californians will drive more than 50 miles from home this holiday season. And if youre one of them, AAA has some tips on how to arrive safely.
AAA says 7 million Californians will drive more than 50 miles from home this holiday season. And if you’re one of them, AAA has some tips on how to arrive safely.
Cynthia Harris: We are recommending that people winterize their cars.
Spokeswoman Cynthia Harris says that means checking all the systems in your car to make sure they’re working – the heater, defroster, exhaust system and lights. Then, check your tires and brakes. Harris also recommends filling your gas tank up before you start your trip.
Harris: That gives you an advantage of shopping around, buying gas at the price that you want, and also not getting stuck somewhere mid-trip without enough gas and getting stranded.
Finally, Harris says, keep an emergency kit in your car – with a flashlight, blanket and sleeping bag. And if you have a cell phone, make sure it’s fully charged.