Winter Driving – Emergency Car Kit

Be prepared pack an emergency car kit…

  •  Jumper cables to restart engine
  • Cat litter or sand for tire traction
  • Shovel to scrape snow away from tires
  • Ice scraper to clear windshield
  • Warm clothes gloves, a hat, sturdy boots, warm jacket and even a change of clothes
  • Blankets to keep warm inside the vehicle
  • Flashlights and extra batteries for increased visibility
  • First aid kit also pack necessary medications in case you are stuck on the road
  • Food pack items containing protein such as nuts and energy bars, also canned fruit and a portable can opener are good additions
  • Water bring enough for each person in your car and any pets
  • AM/FM radio to listen to traffic reports and emergency messages

Also consider… 

  • Bring a fully charged cell phone if you have one with a list of emergency numbers (don’t forget your phone charger)
  • Flares or reflective triangle
  • Make sure your gas tank is full
  • Baby formula and diapers if you have a small child
  • If you find yourself stranded, be safe and stay in your car, put on your flashers, call for help and wait until it arrives
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