Winter Is Here! Are Your Drivers Prepared for Breakdowns?

The first major snow storm this year in the mid-Atlantic area rang in 57,000 calls from stranded AAA customers. In cold, wintry weather, even a minor car problem like a flat tire can be deadly serious, or at least miserable to deal with, unless you're prepared. Save your driving crew time and headache by getting vehicles winter-ready in the event of a breakdown.

All fleet vehicles should be equipped with a car-emergency kit year-round, but in winter, cold-weather gear should be added. 

A Typical Winter Emergency Kit:

  • Jumper cables
  • High visibility vest (class II or III)
  • Traction enhancers for shoes
  • Warning triangle
  • Cat litter or sand
  • Shovel
  • Ice scraper
  • Warm clothes like gloves and a hat
  • Blankets
  • Flashlights and extra batteries
  • First aid kit—also pack prescribed medications
  • Cell phone with a list of emergency numbers

More Resources on Winterizing Vehicles: