10 Things You Have to Have In Your Car This Winter

January 23rd, 2019 by

Winter is in full swing here in Winterpeg, Manisnowba, but how do you prepare yourself for your next highway trip?

 

Photo of White Vehicle Crossing a Tunnel

 

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.

Pillar Candle Near Clear Glass Window

 

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.

 

6) Food

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

Scissors on Gray Organizer

 

8) Shovel

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.

 

If you are not completely certain your vehicle can make the cold trip bring it into one of our six service shops across the city.

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