WHEN WINTER WEATHER hits, most drivers understand the importance of taking precautions, such as keeping lights on, brak- ing early and avoiding sudden movements.
Winter driving help
These additional suggestions, from www.
weather.com, are also good to keep in mind.
* Use low gears to keep traction, espe- cially on hills.
* Be especially careful on bridges, over- passes and infrequently traveled roads.
* Decrease your speed and allow at least three times more space than usual
between you and the car in front of you.
Knowing the type of brakes you have is
also important. For vehicles with standard
brakes, pump the brakes gently to maintain
steering control. If you have an anti-lock
braking system (ABS), do not pump your
brakes. The ABS allows the driver to maintain steering control when steady pressure is
applied to the brakes. Pumping only delays
the stopping time.
They should include a properly inflated
spare tire, a tool kit that has a flashlight and
jumper cables, and food and water. In areas
that reach freezing temperatures, include a
shovel, cat litter or salt, and an ice scraper
with a snowbrush to clear snow, as well as
extra clothing to keep you dry and warm.
Another key factor for safe driving is
making sure your vehicle is in good running
condition. Costco helps members save
money with their vehicle service work by
offering 15 percent off parts, service and
accessories at service centers participating in
the Costco Auto Program.* For more information, visit Costco.com and search “cap22”
or call 1-800-458-1692.
Regardless of the season, it’s a good idea
to keep emergency supplies in your car.
*The 15-percent-off discount applies only to work done at
participating service centers and dealerships. It cannot be
used toward the purchase of air bags, oil changes or tires, or
be combined with any other dealer promotions or offers. Not
applicable to prior services, or to any parts or work covered
by a vehicle’s warranty or insurance policy. The discount is
available only for existing vehicles; it is not applicable at the
time of vehicle purchase. Not all Costco Auto Program dealerships currently participate in this parts, service and accessories benefit. Maximum savings per coupon: $500.
To learn more about our complete suite of Costco services,
click on the “Services” link at Costco.com or call toll-free 1-800-220-6000.
Helpful advice: How to
pick the right car seat
KEEPING YOUNG CHILDREN safe is a top
priority for parents and caregivers. From the
moment parents take their infant home from
the hospital, one of the most important
things they can do is buy the right car seat
and make sure it’s properly installed.
Lisa Castaneda, Costco services manager, cautions that because car seats come
in all shapes and sizes for children of varying ages, it’s important to check the specifics to make sure you have the appropriate
seat for the weight and age of your child.
Keeping a child in a car seat or booster until
he or she reaches the height and weight
maximums is the best way to ensure a
Highway Traffic Safety
says the best step is to
keep children in the
back seat until they are
12. NHTSA's website,
cps, also lists car seat
across the nation that
parents and caregivers
can visit to make sure a
seat is installed properly.
NHTSA also urges parents to register
car seats, because it’s the best way to find
out about recalls.
“Helping to keep our members safe and
protected is important to us,” says Lisa.
“One of the ways we can do that is by offer-
ing Ameriprise Auto & Home Insurance.”
To get a quote today to see how much
you could save, call 1-888-404-5365 or go to
Costco.com and enter “protect” in the
Don’t forget to
use your Reward
on your next
trip to Costco.
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