Your should have all of these items (above) in your trunk for safe winter and summer driving - plus your cell phone and a real spare tire!
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Car Stuck in Snow
The best car safety device is a rear-view mirror with a cop in it. ~ Dudley Moore
Being stuck in snow is no picnic. At best, you can employ a gentle rocking motion to create enough momentum to get your vehicle moving. At worst, you could inflict serious transmission damage if done incorrectly. Here’s how to extract your vehicle without the expense of a tow truck. And be sure to keep your gas tank at least half full.
Who knew there is a 'right' way to shovel out your car after a blizzard? Here's another 10 simple steps to free your vehicle when you are stuck in snow.
Being stuck in snow is not just uncomfortable and inconvenient, it can be dangerous if you don't take the proper safety precautions - like clearing your tailpipe before you start your vehicle. Here's still more good advice to get your car unstuck in snow.
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* Handling a Winter Road Emergency
* Stuck in Snow
* How Not to Tow a Car (video)
* Stranded and Surviving in Your Car During an Emergency
* Emergency Kit for Your Car (video)
* Evacuating Your Home During an Emergency
No matter how well you plan, stuff can happen when you're driving your car or truck in the winter's cold. Best to have these items in your trunk just in case that emergency crops up.
Every winter, When the great sun has turned his face away, The earth goes down into a vale of grief, And fasts, and weeps, and shrouds herself in sables, Leaving her wedding-garlands to decay~ Then leaps in spring to his returning kisses. ~ Charles Kingsley