Triple A reminds North Dakotans to keep vehicles winter-travel ready

(Bismarck, ND)  --  As North Dakotans brace for another snowy winter, Triple-A is reminding drivers to make sure their vehicle is prepared for safe travel.  

Officials say if you don't have to be on the roads during snowy or icy conditions then it's best to stay safe and stay home.  

If you must venture out make sure your car has been checked-out for the winter with an inspection of belts and hoses, the brakes, tires and fluids.  

Keep the fuel tank at least half full and keep a cellphone charged along with a shovel, first aid kit, a blanket and extra food and water in the car.