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Winter Weather on the Road

 

 

Uh-Oh, What’s That Light Mean?

 

It’s bound to happen to you sometime: Winter temperatures hit, and your vehicle’s tire pressure warning light comes on.

“Argh!”

It could just be because of the temperature change – air compresses when it’s cold – but it’s smart to check it as part of your vehicle’s pre-winter maintenance.

To prepare for cold-weather driving, the American Automobile Association suggests you have a service technician check your vehicle’s:

  • Battery
  • Tires
  • Windshield wipers, fluid and defroster
  • Engine coolant system

It’s also a good idea to pack an emergency kit containing a flashlight, blanket or heavy jacket to keep warm, jumper cables, a first aid kit, window washer solvent, an ice scraper and a snow brush.

NTTA does the same for its fleet of vehicles and also fully stocks snow and ice-fighting supplies for our roads.

If snow or ice comes to North Texas, please give the crews in big trucks treating our roads plenty of room to operate and stay safe. Remember, those trucks are driving on untreated, sometimes very slick surfaces.

And don’t forget: If you get stranded on an NTTA road, dial #999, and we’ll come help you – for FREE!

Whenever Mother Nature throws her worst our way, let’s all get through it safely together.