It's bad enough when a snow storm comes and you have to drive in the snow. It's even worse when you're stranded on the side of the road when your car breaks down. You should always have a fully charged phone on you when driving in the snow in case you need to call for a tow truck.

   For AAA members, download the smartphone app for a more efficient response time to your roadside assistance. The app gives the tow truck operator an exact location of where you are. If you call over the phone, you have to give the street names of the nearest intersection. In rural areas, that can be difficult