winter driving

Things to do before driving during the winter in Oregon

It’s officially fall in Central Oregon and if you drive anywhere in towns like Bend or Redmond, it’s not hard to feel the change in the air but with this change in the air anyone who lives here knows that winter is almost here and it’s time to start getting ready for snow.

What To Have In Your Car This Winter

GPS – It doesn’t matter how old your vehicle is, you should invest in a GPS unit because, using a GPS, like car insurance will save you time and money if you were ever to get caught off guard by the snow and sent on a detour by the Oregon Highway Patrol. GPS units cost anywhere from $85 to $500 but the investment is totally worth it if you only use it once.

Winter Kit – Your winter kit should have a sleeping bag, blanket, flash light, pre-paid cell phone (with minutes added), bottle of water, matches, flashlight, freeze dried food and hand held games (just in case you ever get stuck in your vehicle during a snow storm.

Have A Plan – Before going anywhere this winter, especially if you plan on driving over Mount Hood, always make sure that you have a plan and tell your family members or relatives where you plan on going, that way people always know where you’re going and they will be able to trace your route, even during the dead of winter.

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