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Monthly Archives: November 2019

What to Keep In an Emergency Kit in the Car

What to Keep In an Emergency Kit in the Car

While we all plan to have safe and smooth travels, it is good to be prepared, and it builds confidence. Just in case things don't end up going as planned. Having an emergency kit packed and ready to go is a wise idea. It can get overwhelming to think of what to pack. What to keep in a car emergency kit?   Have you ever wondered what to pack in your vehicle emergency kit? Well, here is a comprehensive list to consider packing along before you leave on an adventure.   Prepacked First Aid Kits are easy to come by and usually have gauze, tape, bandages, antibiotic ointment, aspirin, gloves, scissors, hydrocortisone, a thermometer, tweezers and a cold pack all stored in a convenient zippered case. Adding a compass, a flashlight with extra batteries and a spare car charger to the mix will help you round out your safety kit. Add a note with phone numbers for family; add your insurance provider's name and number and a preferred tow company to your first aid kit. It is helpful ... read more

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Winter Tires vs. Regular Tires

Winter Tires vs. Regular Tires

Fall is upon us; have you been thinking about winter tires? It can get confusing in a hurry, why do they call regular tires “all-season or “all-weather” if they are not good for winter conditions? Are winter tires that different from regular tires after all? What makes a winter tire so great in the rain and snow anyway?  Here is the skinny:  All-season tires do handle the best in dry weather; they offer a shorter stopping distance and often ride and handle better. They are a good year-round tire in a temperate climate with weather averaging above 40 degrees Fahrenheit. An all-season tire can be identified by its rounded grooves and symmetrical tread pattern. These tires offer a very comfortable ride, they handle well on the highway and also offer good all-around traction, plus you can use your existing wheels, which is VERY convenient. All-weather tires handle well on the road and in wet conditions, and they perform better throughout mid-season transitions ... read more

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