How to make sure your car is ready for bitter cold

MILFORD, Conn. (WTNH) — An arctic blast of cold air is hitting Connecticut for the next few days. You not only want to make sure that you’re dressed and ready for the bitter cold, but now is the time to make sure you car is ready for the tough conditions too.

The best way to stay safe on the road is to be prepared in advance. That means winterizing your car, and making a winter preparedness kit.

The American Red Cross recommends making sure your car has plenty of gas, and pay attention to the forecast before heading out. Always buckle up, be alert, and drive slowly with caution.

In the event your vehicle breaks down, do your best to keep the car running, is possible. A preparedness kit will come in handy and keep you safe if you experience trouble on the roads.

Mario Bruno with the Connecticut chapter of the American Red Cross says that making an emergency preparedness kit is easy.

You can have something like a backpack with some supplies. Blankets, a flashlight and batteries for the flashlight and light sticks you can use for that. There are things like meals ready to eat you can have in your car. some water.”

Those are some things you may need to use if your car is not running while you wait for assistance. Make sure your safety kit is up to date.