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What Should Be On Your Car Tool Kit List?
Your emergency car tool kit should include these items, preferably stored in the passenger compartment in case your trunk becomes frozen/jammed…
- Windshield scraper and/or small broom to remove snow and ice.
- Shovel, to help you get back on the road.
- Snow salt, sand, or cat litter for traction.
- Tow chain or rope.
- Jumper cables.
- Emergency flares and reflectors.
- Fluorescent distress flag.
- A whistle, to help you gain attention in emergency.
- Cell phone adapter that plugs into the car cigarette lighter.
- Battery powered radio.
- Matches and small candles.
- Pocket knife.
- First aid kit, and any necessary medications.
- Extra hats, socks, mittens, and winter wear.
- Emergency rain poncho.
- Blankets or sleeping bag.
- A few bottles of water.
- Snack foods that can be eaten hot or cold, like raisins and mini candy bars.
A: Low-E or low emissivity glass has a reflective coating. In cold weather, it holds in the heat by reflecting it back to its source. When cold, the low-E coated glass blocks UV rays and permits 95% of natural light to pass through it.
Q: Can I add window film or tint to my insulated glass?
A: No. When window films and tint are applied to insulated glass or low-e glass, it can cause a buildup of heat between the film and the glass. This heat buildup results in stress cracks, failure of the thermal unit and a buildup of moisture and will void your warranty on the window. We suggest factory tinted glass which is not affected by these shortcomings.Any questions, Call us at Hometown today, (920)887-3757