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On the Road This Christmas or New Year?

Christmas is almost here again. The snow is falling, the tree is decorated and carols are playing. You have made a list, and as the song says, we are checking it twice! On the list, do your plans include a road trip to visit Grandma and Grandpa, family, or friends? If so, please don't forget to pack your Emergency Auto Kit.

Emergency Car Kit

If you have a car, prepare an emergency car kit and keep it in the vehicle. The basic emergency kit for cars should include the following items:

Print this page. Check off the items for your 72-hour emergency kit as you accumulate them.

Emergency Car KitFood That won't spoil, such as energy bars Water In plastic bottles so they won't break if frozen (change every six months) Blanket Extra clothing and shoes First aid kit With seatbelt cutter Small shovel, scraper and snowbrush Candle in a deep can and matches Wind-up flashlight Whistle In case you need to attract attention Roadmaps Copy of your emergency plan and personal documents Also keep these inside your trunk Sand, salt or cat litter (non clumping) Antifreeze/windshield washer fluid Tow rope Jumper cables Fire extinguisher Warning light or road flares

It is also good to have a good flashlight with fresh batteries, matches or lighter, candles (various sizes),

May your road trip be both Safe and Merry.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

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