AAA Issues "Arctic Air Advisory"- Help For Motorists

Jan 3, 2018

Arctic Air

Some of the coldest temperatures continue to rock West Michigan.  And one of the last things you want is to have car trouble or get stuck in the cold.  AAA Michigan has issued an “Arctic Air Advisory” and is offering tips to help you stay safe on the roads.

“As arctic air continues to blast, what it really means is that you’re prepared for the weather in any situation.”

Steven Giffel is the AAA Michigan Field Manager for West Michigan.  He says a statewide Arctic Air Advisory was issued today to help motorists stay safe.  He says extremely cold temperatures can wreak havoc on your vehicle’s functionality.  He says drivers really need to be “road ready” meaning things you might be able to take for granted in normal weather, you can’t afford to right now.

“Some of the main ones are just being prepared… like having your road service in your phone, in case your vehicle breaks down. The other thing is that you have a cell phone and that you have a charger in case you’re stranded for some time on the side of the road.”

Some tips may seem to be common sense, but can often get over looked.

“There’s the proactive approach, and keeping your gas tank half full, if there’s any water in your tank, your gas could easily freeze.”

If you need more information, you can go to for additional safety tips as well as tips for driving on ice.