Be Prepared!

By: Joe Gagnon Email
By: Joe Gagnon Email

With all of the snow this winter, you should prepare your car for those icy conditions.
If you drive to work or school each day, there are some great tips you can use in case of an emergency.
Mesa County Search and Rescue is called out at least three times each winter for vehicles stuck in the snow often times people drive in those ominous conditions without being properly prepared.
Taking simple precautions, however, can help save you and others a lot of trouble no matter if it's a week long excursion or a light hike in the woods.
Check your tires before you hit the road, make sure the tread is solid and your air pressure isn't low.
Don't risk driving through ice and snow with balding tires, play it safe and buy new ones.
Learn about the latest technology too.
The newest product, Spot, is a small device sends a text message to the cell-phones of your loved ones.
One button says i'm OK, another says i'm in some trouble and the red one sends out the cavalry.
Experts say your car should always have a safety kit handy, one which includes a flashlight, jumper cables and a first aid kit.
You can pick one up at many of your local stores.


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