Building your Car’s Winter Emergency Kit
- January 22, 2016
- Posted by: Beatrice
- Category: Uncategorized
If you live in, or expect to drive through, an area that suffers from winter weather (including freezing temperatures, snow and ice), we suggest your emergency winter kit should include these items:
- First aid kit
- Essential medications
- Flares or reflectors to signal for help and warn other drivers
- Extra batteries
- Jumper cables
- Snow and ice scraper
- Snow brush
- Survival blanket or sleeping bag
- Tire chains and/or tow straps
- Extra set of winter clothes
- Snow shovel
- Non-clumping kitty litter or sand for traction
Some Extra Things to Consider
If you want to be extra prepared, Ready.gov recommends a few additional things you may consider:
- Keep a portable cell phone charger with you.
- Keep your gas tank at least half full.
- Have a mechanic check your car’s antifreeze, brakes, heater and defroster, tires and windshield wipers to help ensure they are in good shape.
If you have an accident or get stuck in serious weather this winter, you’ll be glad that you followed Peter Beatrice’s insurance blog! We help you stay prepared.