10 Things You Have to Have In Your Car This Winter
Winter is in full swing here in Winterpeg, Manisnowba, but how do you prepare yourself for your next highway trip?
Hundreds of vehicle accidents occur on our highways each year. If you are planning a trip along the highway here is what you need to pack in your Winter Car Kit:
1) Winter Gear
Winter boots, a parka, and multiple sets of hats and mitts are important to staying warm. If you have a pair of snow pants be sure to pack those too.
2) Cell Phone and Battery Pack
Most people bring a cell phone on their drives but make sure you have a way to charge it. You can’t call for help if your phone has died.
3) First Aid Kit
The need for a first aid kit is low, but if you ever need it you’ll really need it and be glad you packed it.
4) Fire Supplies
Candles and matches will keep you warm and show that there is life in your vehicle. If you don’t have a flashlight on your phone, you should pack an extra.
5) Road Hazard Signs
Road Hazard signs will make sure your vehicle gets noticed on the side of the road. You should also have your road hazard signs on.
Water and nonperishable food will keep you nourished if you are stranded for a while.
7) Basic Vehicle Repair Equipment
Booster Cables, Bungee Cords, a Tow Strap and small toolkit will come in handy
A shovel will get you out of a tough spot
9) Roadside Assistance Service
Most new vehicles come with roadside assistance. If yours has expired, auto services like CAA are worth the investment.
10) Basic Vehicle Requirements
Before you rush off don’t forget to pack your snowbrush, extra antifreeze washer fluid, and road salt.
Keep your kit in a waterproof container with a lid in an easy to access spot.