AAA shares tips for safe travel in cold weather

CHICAGO -- This cold weather is taking a harsh toll on vehicles on Wednesday.

AAA has been busy jump-starting cars, fixing flat tires, and dealing with frozen locks.

Due to the extreme temperatures, AAA is only responding to emergencies.

The American Automobile Association (AAA) is offering these tips:

  • Keep your cellphone charged, and take a charger with you
  • Keep warm blankets and other warm gear in your car
  • Take water and some non-perishable food on each winter trip in case it's needed in an emergency
  • If your car becomes disabled on the road, stay in the vehicle, and keep your belts buckled until help arrives
  • Keep your gas tank full
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