Winter Emergency Check List

Posted November 14, 2017 by Matthew

Winter Emergency Check ListWell, here we go again. It is November and another Minnesota winter is right around the corner. This is wonderful news for those who love colder temperatures, snow, and outdoor winter activities. Minnesota certainly provides plenty of opportunity to enjoy the winter, from ice fishing and ice skating, to snowboarding and snowmobiling.

This time of the year also marks the beginning of the holiday season, when family and friends travel, so they can celebrate and be together. While the winter holidays are cause for celebration, they can also be cause for concern when traveling. Increased travel during the winter means an increase in possible road side emergencies. Being prepared for just about anything is your best defense for survival.

At American Auto Body, we big believers in safety first. If winter weather is severe, it is always best to wait it out until road conditions improve. If travel is required, we suggest being as prepared as possible.

Below are a few suggestions to have in your car or trunk when traveling. If you drive long distances to work every day, it is recommended to keep these emergency car kit items with you each time you leave the house. Keeping these items together in a designated area of your car is also recommended for quickly locating in an emergency.

Winter Emergency Check List

  • First aid kit
  • Flashlight and/or headlamp
  • Emergency flares, reflective markers, and reflective vest
  • Jumper cables
  • Shovel
  • Vehicle fire extinguisher
  • Battery operated radio
  • Blanket and sleeping bag
  • Extra clothing (snow pants, coats, hats, gloves, and boots)
  • Matches, candles
  • Towels
  • Food and water (packaged items such as granola bars or energy bars)
  • Toilet paper
  • Phone charger with car adapter
  • Salt, sand, or kitty litter

If your vehicle has been damaged in an accident or collision, give us a call at American Auto Body. Our team of professionals will take care of you and your vehicle, from start to finish. Call us today at 763-424-2522 or submit an online estimate with our online app.

Dealerships May Offer Best Deals of the Year on Dec. 31st

Posted December 15, 2014 by Matthew

This year’s Black Friday had dealerships across the nation advertising unbeatable deals for the retail holiday, but it turns out that New Year’s Eve specials might be even better. According to, last year’s discounts on cars were actually the highest on Dec. 31, 2013, with the average discount off suggested retail price at 8.8% that day, as compared with 8.2% during that year’s Black Friday.

Read more about auto dealer discount trends in’s recent article titled, “Black Friday Car Deals Are Great, New Year’s Eve Maybe Even Better.”

American Auto Body is dedicated to helping you stay safe and up-to-date on auto and transportation news. For all of your Twin Cities auto repair needs, trust the experts at American Auto Body.

Tips for Driving in Icy Weather

Posted October 8, 2014 by Matthew

As the temperature continues to drop, icy road conditions will soon appear, especially during our morning commutes. In Minnesota, we are well-accustomed to driving in icy and snowy weather, but we have had a nice summer break so it’s important to freshen up on our winter driving skills! Remember to:

  • Take it slow
  • Wear your seat belt
  • Go easy on your breaks

For more helpful icy road driving tips, visit Remember, if you happened to get into an accident, count on the Auto Body experts at American Auto Body. We’ll ensure you and your car are well taken care of!

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