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How to Get Your Car Ready For Winter Emergencies

Investing a little time getting your car ready for winter can help avoid breakdowns and accidents, as well as save you money on gas and repair expenses. Use the quick and simple winter car maintenance tips on this checklist if you're unsure how to get your car ready for freezing temperatures and icy roads. While some things can be completed without a mechanic, others can. Every one of these will ultimately result in your safety and financial savings.

Winter storms can arrive quickly and with great force. It is essential to drive safely. It can be simple to prepare your car for the winter by adding a few supplies and taking the necessary precautions to keep your family warm and safe while traveling.

Accessories that should be in your car:

  •  Tool kit: Prepared to handle simple roadside repairs. Jumper cables, fix-a-flat, duct tape, electrical tape, an adjustable crescent wrench, flat and Phillips head screwdrivers, and pliers should all be included.
  •  Shovel (preferably collapsible)
  •  Additional gas can
  •  A tow line
  • Extra batteries for a flashlight
  • A window scraper
  • Tire jack
  • The compass
  • Road charts
  • Box of cat litter or sand for snow traction
  • Every member of your family should have an extra set of clothes: The most important items are hats, socks, sweaters, and pants. Given that it keeps you warm even when wet, wool is the best insulator. If your skin is sensitive to wool, synthetic fibers like polypropylene are also beneficial. Cotton is a bad option because it absorbs water and isn't insulating. Make sure your coats and jackets are water-resistant.
  • A bright red cloth tied to your antenna will be recognized as a distress signal.
  • Two or three days' worth of food and water: Food bars, which are small, light, and shelf-stable, are a great way to pack a lot of energy. Water is offered in water boxes or foil packs.
  • A few light sticks or candles: As dusk falls early, it's comforting to have some light in case the flashlights' batteries run out.
  • First Aid Kit 
  • Knife
  • A sizable can that is empty, with a cover and toilet paper (for sanitation needs)
  • A handheld radio


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