Is Your Vehicle Winter Ready?  Car and Emergency Checklist

The weather will be getting colder soon and it is so important that we all take steps to protect ourselves and the vehicles we drive.   Driving during the summer is one thing but winter driving can bring on some extreme challenge.  One thing you might want to make sure of before heading out on the road this winter is to make sure that your car is ready for the winter.

It is always advisable to minimize travel during the coldest months of the year, but if travel is necessary, be sure to keep the following in your vehicle:  These winter car kit essentials can make things go a whole lot smoother.

Cell phone, portable charger, and extra batteries

Shovel

Windshield scraper

Battery-powered radio with extra batteries

Flashlight with extra batteries

Water

Snack food

Extra hats, coats, and mittens

Blankets

Chains or rope

Tire chains

Canned compressed air with sealant for emergency tire repair

Road salt and sand

Booster cables

Emergency flares

Bright colored flag or help signs

First aid kit

Tool kit

Road maps

Compass

Waterproof matches and a can to melt snow for water

Paper towels

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