AAA: Prep your car with a winter driving kit

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MORAINE, Ohio (WDTN) – Freezing temperatures can causes car problems, and that’s why officials with AAA said having a winter driving kit is important.

They suggest you keep several items like a flashlight with extra batteries.  The daylight hours during the winter are shorter and they say it’s likely your car will break down when it’s dark.

Officials also suggests you keep a set of jumper cables in your car. At zero degrees, a car’s battery loses about 60 percent of its strength they said.

It’s easy to forget, but it’s is equally important to make sure you have a bottle of windshield wiper fluid.  When the snow and salt kicks up on your windshield, it can greatly reduce your visibility.

And they recommend you keep a blanket and extra set of clothes to keep warm while you wait on the side of the road for help, if you should become stranded. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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