The best way to remain safe on a winter road trip is to make sure your car is ready for the trip. Tracy’s Automotive can help you with that.
You feel as if you’ve been locked into your home for years and you’ve got a bad case of cabin fever. You’re determined to take a late winter road trip to simply get away. It doesn’t matter if the destination isn’t far away – perhaps to Newton City to see the Kauffman Museum – you just want to get away. And you understand the roads may not be in the best shape, particularly during the early morning cold with rain and cooler temperatures predicted later this weekend.
There’s nothing wrong with a winter road trip provided you’re prepared for the worst, driving.ca says. That includes taking either a prepared emergency kit, or buying individual items, such as battery jumpers and seat belt cutters, to make your own emergency kit.
Driving.ca recommends: “And finally, we’ll throw in a couple of safety tips, the two most important pieces of advice that pretty much every safety organization repeats in the hope that we, the overconfident, might get the message. I’ll skip over the whole ‘keep warm by changing positions’ obviousness and get to the two basic rules of surviving being stranded in the winter.
“First, don’t leave you car. Walking through a snowstorm is a really good way to get lost. Or worse. You car is protection from the storm — relatively easy to find, and as long as you have gasoline, a source of heat. If you’re lost and secluded, think of your car as emergency shelter.
“And, if you are straying off major — as in, festooned with traffic and roadside service stations — thoroughfares, bring emergency food. No, not Pringles and the week-old, half-eaten slice of pizza you threw onto the rear seat. Raisins and peanuts — better yet, trail mix — are wonderfully compact for how many calories they pack into a small volume, and they stay fresh for eons.”
Of course, it’s best if you don’t get stranded. One way to avoid that is to make sure your car is in tiptop shape and ready for anything. You can do that by taking it to the Wichita auto care pros at Tracy’s Automotive for a tune up and pre-road-trip check.
Tracy’s Automotive is here to help you. If you don’t have time or feel you can take your car to the shop, Tracy’s Automotive will pick it up at your home or work. Then, after your car is serviced or repaired, Tracy’s Automotive will bring it back to you thoroughly cleaned.
Tracy’s passion for a better tire buying, auto care and auto repair experience drove us to develop the model of Tracy’s Automotive Tire Pros. Tracy’s has turned hard work and inspiration into a booming tire and auto repair provider. Now Tracy’s has three locations and serves customers all over Wichita and Goddard. Tracy’s is thrilled to be a part of your family’s trusted brands for all auto repair and tire needs.
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