Stock your car for Winter Weather
The winter months have certainly arrived!
Just step outside and you'll feel that
invigorating chill. As the cooler temperatures
arrive and the snow begins to softly blanket
the land, you begin to change your style:
short sleeves give way to long sleeved-shirts;
your linen jacket is replaced by wool. While
you're changing out your wardrobe don't forget
to care for your faithful automobile that took
you to the ballgame and that picnic in the
park during the warm days of summer.
As you stock your home with extra logs for
the fire and your kitchen with oversized
containers of hot cocoa mix, take a moment to
stock your car with a few items necessary for
any winter emergency that may arise. A few
simple items can save the day if you get
stalled or have an accident so remember to
keep these basics in your car: a warm blanket,
a candle and matches, jumper cables, a small
shovel, a bag of salt or cat litter for
traction, a windshield scraping device, a
flashlight with fresh batteries, drinking
water and snacks. Just as you place your flip
flops in the back of your closet and pull out
your favorite pair of boots, your vehicle also
needs proper winter outfitting. It is
important to consider the security that a
dedicated ice and snow tire can provide for
your vehicle during the winter months.
"One of the most important factors in
starting, steering or stopping on ice and
snowy roads is your tires," said Mark Cox,
Bridgestone Winter Driving School director and
Pro Race Driver. "It makes no difference if
you have a front-wheel, four-wheel or
rear-wheel drive, your vehicle will perform
better in most winter driving conditions if it
is equipped with purpose-built snow tires."
So take a little advice from an expert and
begin your search for a reliable winter tire.
Cox recommends the Bridgestone Blizzak product
line. With more than 90 sizes currently
available in the United States, the
Bridgestone Blizzak family of ice and snow
tires will fit most of today's popular
When the snow starts flying, sit back and
enjoy the ride. No need to hibernate like the
great grizzly. Get out and enjoy the winter
scenery knowing you're prepared to navigate
safely on those wintry roads.
For more information on winter driving
visit the Chill Zone
and to hone your driving skills visit
www.winterdrive.com, or better yet
schedule a trip to the Bridgestone Winter
Driving School in Steamboat Springs, Colo.