Here in New England, we can expect to get a few large snowstorms each winter. Below is a collection of our best tips to prepare for a winter storm warning in Western MA.
Stock Your Winter Emergency Kit
When a winter storm warning hits Western MA, the first thing you should do is check your car's emergency kit. A "winter survival kit" contains the cold weather supplies and emergency equipment you'll need if you find yourself stranded in the middle of a storm or a cold snap. Of course, we hope you never have to use it, but it doesn't hurt to be prepared, just in case. Taking some time to get the right gear together will make things easier if things do go sideways.
We put together a checklist with 7 important things you should keep in your car's winter survival kit.
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Stay Home If You Can. Drive Cautiously If You Can't.
Staying home is best but if you have to drive it's important to be extra careful. Driving in the snow and ice can be tricky– so we put together our best winter driving tips! You've probably heard some of these before but, with winter weather on the way, they definitely bear repeating.
Read more: Six Winter Driving Tips You've Probably Heard Before (But Definitely Need To Hear Again)
Digging out? Clear the Snow Off Your Car In Record Time.
We see it all the time—cars driving around with frosted windows, iced over mirrors, or two feet of snow still sitting on their roof.
With more winter snow storms on the way, it's essential to keep your car windows clear. You should always try to build in some extra time to brush snow and ice from your car before you driving— here are a few ways you can get it done a little faster.
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At V&F, we strive to provide our customers with a well-rounded knowledge of all things automotive— and helping our customers prepare for winter storm warnings in Western MA is one way to make sure you stay safe on the road. Since 1988, our family-owned and operated service center has been providing top-quality auto repair services to Agawam, Feeding Hills, Southwick, West Springfield and the surrounding Massachusetts communities. If your car needs maintenance or repair before this winter season, call us at (413)314-2280 or schedule an appointment online.