Prepare a kit for winter safety

No matter how good a driver you are and no matter how reliable a vehicle you drive, an Ohio winter brings many dangers from snow and ice to freezing temperatures. P

Our service department at Volvo of the Village in Cincinnati can make sure your vehicle is mechanically sound for winter. Make an appointment to have your radiator flushed and filled, have your tires checked, and other fluids changed to ensure that your car is running in top shape before winter is upon us. The best advice is to stay home if there are dangerous conditions like blizzards, storms or extreme subzero temperatures.

Preparing for the emergency situations in the winter is not only about the vehicle, but it's also about keeping items inside the vehicle in case you get stranded, stuck or in the event of an accident. The best thing to do is prepare a winter weather kit emergency kit that contains non-perishable or reusable items. Don't leave for a trip without letting someone know where you are going and when you expect to be there and make sure your phone is fully charged before you leave.

Collect items like a blanket or sleeping bag, candles and matches, extra clothing layers and food items. A first aid kit is always a must and should have flares or emergency light sticks so you can be seen. You can even go so far as to have a shovel in your trunk to dig out in case you are stuck. There is no such thing as being too prepared.

For more information about preparing for winter contact our service department at Volvo of the Village.

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