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Winter Survival Kit for Your Vehicle

Don’t wait for snow and ice to arrive before winterizing your vehicle. Make sure both you and your vehicle are ready to hit the road safely during inclement weather.

Most likely the tires you have on your vehicle are all-seasons and are fine for every weather condition. But for the best driving results on winter roads, you might want to consider switching to winter tires. These types of tires have deeper treads which help reduce snow buildup and expel water, while allowing the tires to get better traction.

You can also winterize your vehicle by:

  • Checking windshield washer fluid and windshield wipers
  • Checking tire pressure
  • Testing your battery

Another way to prepare for a snowy ride is by having an emergency kit in your vehicle. Among the items you should include are:

  • Blankets
  • Flashlight and batteries
  • First-aid kit
  • Flares/roadside visibility
  • Ice scraper/snow brush
  • De-icer
  • Jumper cables
  • Water and energy bar

Please Note:This content is not intended to describe any specific coverage offered by MAPFRE Insurance. No coverage is provided, bound or guaranteed by this article. Available coverages, credits and discounts vary from state to state and are subject to eligibility criteria and policy terms/conditions, which will control in the event of conflict between this article and your insurance policy. For information about your policy, please review your individual policy contract and speak with your insurance representative.

MAPFRE Insurance® is a brand and service mark of MAPFRE U.S.A. Corp. and its affiliates, American Commerce Insurance CompanySM (Cal. COA 4928-8); Citation Insurance CompanySM; The Commerce Insurance CompanySM; Commerce West Insurance CompanySM (Cal. COA 1372-2); and MAPFRE Insurance CompanySM (Cal. COA 3039-5). Not all products available in all states.

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