Police: Always carry car glass and windscreen cleaner

Motorists have been advised to ensure that their car is equipped with car glass and windscreen cleaner when the weather is cold.

According to the Illinois State Police (ISP), windscreen washer fluid and a small ice scraper are important items to have during the winter months, reports Prospectus News.

Other things that should be in the car at all times include jumper cables, flares or reflectors, traction material, blankets and a first aid kit.

The law enforcement body also advised drivers to let someone know of their route before setting out in extreme conditions and to carry a mobile phone with them on every journey.

Larry Trent, director of the ISP, commented: "Make sure everyone in the vehicle is properly restrained, drive defensively and make sure the vehicle is properly maintained to handle the affects of the cold temperatures."

This comes after body shops in Atlanta, Georgia revealed that the cold weather in the city has led to greater focus on car care, reported news provider Wabe.

Posted by Simone Williams 

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