January 03, 2018|
AAA MICHIGAN ISSUES STATEWIDE ARCTIC AIR ADVISORY
Dearborn, Michigan (January 3, 2018) — As arctic air continues to blast Michigan’s Winter Wonderland and this week’s weather forecast calling for some of the coldest temperatures of the new year, AAA Michigan is issuing a statewide Arctic Air Advisory.
Temperatures are expected to hover in the single digits throughout the coming days. Extremely cold temperatures can wreak havoc on vehicle functionality. AAA offers the following tips to help motorist keep their vehicles road-ready:
AAA’s Arctic Air Advisory
- Battery-Have charging system tested to ensure it’s fully charged and in good condition.
- Gas-Keep tank at least half full to avoid gas line freeze-up.
- Windshield washer fluid-Use one with winter solvent that won’t freeze.
- Engine Coolant-Use one that provides anti-freeze protection down to the lowest temperatures you are likely to encounter; -30oF/-34oC is a good guideline.
- Vehicle Storage-Park in a garage. If you don’t have access to a garage, put a tarp over the hood or park in a wind-protected area.
- Car doors-Prevent freezing. Place a plastic trash bag between the door or window glass and the frame.
- Car Wash-Postpone until temps rise above freezing.
During single-digit cold snaps, calls for dead batteries and other service-related needs across the state are expected to jump. AAA offers these additional reminders:
- Always travel with a cell phone and car charger.
- AAA recommends that if motorists become stranded, it is best to stay with the vehicle. If the engine can be started, run it only long enough to keep warm. Make sure the exhaust pipe is snow-free.
- Motorists requiring road service can request it:
- Additional winter weather driving are available in AAA’s How to Go on Ice and Snow booklet, which can be downloaded HERE.
Media outlets are encouraged to share this traffic safety information and web links with their audiences through all available on-air, online and social media platforms.
AAA in Michigan celebrated its 100th Anniversary - A Century of Service in 2016 and has over 1.4 million members across the state. It is part of The Auto Club Group (ACG). Connect with us on Facebook and LinkedIn.
The Auto Club Group (ACG) is the second largest AAA club in North America. ACG and its affiliates provide membership, insurance, financial services and travel offerings to over 9 million members across eleven states and two U.S. territories including Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Michigan, Nebraska, North Dakota, Tennessee, Wisconsin, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands; most of Illinois and Minnesota; and a portion of Indiana. ACG belongs to the national AAA federation with more than 57 million members in the United States and Canada and whose mission includes protecting and advancing freedom of mobility and improving traffic safety. Motorists can map a route, identify gas prices, find discounts, book a hotel, and access AAA roadside assistance with the AAA Mobile app for iPhone, iPad and Android. Learn more at AAA.com/mobile. AAA clubs can be visited on the Internet at AAA.com.
About The Auto Club Group
The Auto Club Group (ACG) is the second largest AAA club in North America. ACG and its affiliates provide membership, travel, insurance and financial services offerings to approximately 9 million members across 11 states and two U.S. territories including Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Michigan, Nebraska, North Dakota, Tennessee, Wisconsin, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands; most of Illinois and Minnesota; and a portion of Indiana. ACG belongs to the national AAA federation with nearly 55 million members in the United States and Canada and whose mission includes protecting and advancing freedom of mobility and improving traffic safety.
About Auto Club Group Traffic Safety Foundation
Established by AAA – The Auto Club Group in 2010, Auto Club Group Traffic Safety Foundation, Inc. (ACGTSF) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and public charity dedicated to producing a significant and continuous reduction in traffic crashes, injuries and deaths in the communities targeted by its efforts. ACGTSF provides programs, education and outreach to increase public awareness about the importance of traffic safety and improve driving behavior. ACGTSF is funded by voluntary, tax-deductible contributions from organizations and individuals who support ACGTSF’s purpose.
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