SYRACUSE N.Y. (NCC News)–This morning winter weather knocked on Syracuse’s back door. Freezing temperatures, snow, wind, and icy roads.
In 2017 AAA reported that four in ten people were ready for an emergency if they faced one on the road.
If your car battery dies during the winter AAA recommends you keep a kit in your car to stay safe while you wait for help.
“Sometimes when we have a bad storm it can take a long time for even AAA to get to you. Just because of the amount of people stuck,” Christopher Delia said.
The AAA sales associate says that you don’t even have to be driving far to run into trouble.
“It is subzero weather and you go out to start your car at your place of work and its now closed and locked and it doesn’t start. That’s where the jumper cables come in at least you can stop somebody and try to get a jump start. It’s just an added layer of protection,” Delia said.
Some of the items in the kit include:
- First Aid Kit
- Jumper Cables
- Duct Tape
Since working at AAA Delia knows the consequences of not having a kit but says some friends don’t realize the difference it can make.
“I know when I mention it to my family and friends a majority of them don’t have them. They’ll see me with it like oh what’s that,” Delia said.