Winter weather can be unpredictable and you don’t want to be caught unprepared. Our AAA Travel Store has winter safety must-haves for your vehicle, to help ensure your safety during the cold-weather months.
Whether tire chains are recommended or required, it’s good to be prepared. Chain requirements may vary between Oregon and Idaho, so it’s best to check the state websites for up to date information – for Oregon go to odot.gov and for Idaho go to itd.idaho.gov. The Super Z6 tire chains from Peerless® are designed with low profile components and a crossmember design that only requires 6.3mm (1/4”) of clearance to operate. The Z6 chains come in a variety of sizes and are easy to install. They’re a great option for today’s modern cars, pickups and SUVs.
If you’re stuck between choosing an AutoSock® or chains for your vehicle, consult with your owner’s manual and manufacturer’s website. An AutoSock® is a textile tire cover that increases traction on icy and snowy winter roads. They are easier and faster to mount and remove than traditional traction devices. An important note when considering AutoSock® is that they must be removed when car is parked outside.
This handy product does everything you need. It’ll give you AM/FM & Weather band Alerts and charge your smartphone via USB. It also has multiple power options (rechargeable batteries, hand crank, or solar power) and includes an LED flashlight and emergency beacon. This is a key item to be prepared for any winter weather disaster. Selection may vary by store, contact your local AAA Travel Store for availability.
These multi-directional cleats fit easily over your shoes or boots to give you traction on ice and snow covered sidewalks. On days where the roads might be clear, but sidewalks aren’t, these can make a huge difference. They fold up small, so they’re easy to keep on hand for whenever you need them.
Be prepared for whatever may come your way with this kit that includes:
- Folding shovel with sheath
- 3-piece fleece set
- Strobe light
- 46-piece first-aid kit
- 2 D batteries
- 1 ice scraper
- 1 Emergency survival blanket
- 3 emergency candles
- 2 hand warmer packets
- 1 emergency whistle