It’s always a good idea to be prepared for the “just in case.” Having a winter roadside emergency kit in your car can help you get back on the road, or at the very least, make the wait for help a little more bearable. Here are some items that you may want in yours.
Flashlights are perfect for changing flats, seeing under the hood for a quick fix or to waive down another vehicle for help.
CELL PHONE CHARGER:
Cell phones are your lifeline if you’re stuck on the side of the road. You can’t call for assistance, or 9-1-1 with a dead cell phone.
This can include an adjustable screwdriver, an adjustable wrench, pliers, duct tape and a rubber mallet. Some roadside fixes can be done with the simplest of tools.
FIRST AID KIT:
This is essential. You may also want to keep any spare medications in there if you need them.
It may be a while before help finally arrives, so stay warm until it does.
They take up almost no space and they can help make the wait for help a little more bearable.
You should always carry your own. Never count on the other car to be carrying them.
These are great for digging out the snow from under your car. It’s much easier to dig with a shovel than with your hands.
Even a simple bag of cat litter can suffice. This can help you re-gain traction when you’re stuck on ice.
Hopefully, you don’t have to use this, but you don’t want to be stranded unprepared. Whether you buy one, or make your own, something is better than nothing.
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