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.

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