You don’t have to be a Maryland resident to know that winters in the northeast can be rough much later into the Spring. Trips in the spring can take you to places which are still experiencing rough weather. While none of us intend to get stuck on the road during inclement weather, it’s better to be safe than sorry. Make sure your car is packed with some essentials, so that if an emergency were to occur you don’t have to go completely without. By getting a pack together at the beginning of the season and storing it in your trunk you can have peace of mind if you ever find yourself traveling while it’s snowing. After the initial packing you won’t have to do much else the following years, just take out and add supplies as you find necessary. Two of the most obvious essentials are food and water. The next things would be cold weather clothing- extra socks, gloves, and hats can be lifesavers. Throwing in a blanket wouldn’t hurt either. If you don’t want to commit to a full kit, but still want to have some tools, then buy an ice scraper, that’s something that can be helpful everyday in the winter, even after a frost or light snow.
Some things that are good to store in your car no matter the season are jumper cables, a flashlight, and a tool kit. You never know when they could come in handy. A radio and portable phone battery charger are also helpful. Keeping a kit in the trunk of your car can help you stay prepared in case of an emergency, no matter what time of year. If you find the pack to be too cumbersome, then store it in your garage during the off-season, and as soon as it gets colder or when taking a long trip and make sure to add it back in. Packing your trunk is an easy way for you to prepare in case of an emergency. There’s also ways your local auto repair company can help you prepare as well. To take steps to prevent a winter accident, bring your car into Thoroughbred Auto Care to make sure your vehicle is ready for the winter season and travel. We can give your vehicle a courtesy inspection to make sure that you’re ready to battle the season’s weather or summer travel plans. We can check out your tires to ensure that they have enough tread so that you can easily maneuver through inclement weather. Without enough tread you can easily lose control of your automobile. Another item on the list is washer fluid. We can check that you have enough and that you’re using the right kind, so that you never find yourself with a lower level of visibility while driving. As a Maryland business we know that the winter weather can really take a toll on your car. To be proactive this winter visit our shop, so we can give your car a once over. We’re happy to service cars in Maryland from Laurel, Burtonsville, Maple Lawn Farms, Fulton, Clarksville, Highland, and Columbia.