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What to keep in your trunk this winter

What to keep in your trunk this winter

We have previously covered what you should keep in your vehicle’s trunk, see What to keep in your truck, but when winter comes around there are a few extra items that should have a permanent home in your vehicle.

On top of what you already store in your trunk, add the following items during the winter months:

  • Extra blankets. You can never have too many blankets, just like the speed of light this is a universal constant;
  • Extra Kitty Litter. As mentioned in the previous article [insert hyperlink], kitty litter is a welcome addition to any vehicle as it can greatly increase traction on slippery surfaces;
  • Candles and a lighter or matches. Keeping one, or more, candles in your car during winter not only provides a light source it will also help to keep you and your passengers warm;
  • Antifreeze. This can help you remove stubborn ice from windows and mirrors, but you should also mix some in with the windshield washer fluid;
  • Ice scraper. The reason you should keep an ice scraper in your vehicle during winter should be self-evident. Just in case, when the temperature gets low enough ice and snow can build up on your vehicle and its windows, using an ice scraper is the best way to remove it;
  • Thermos with a warm drink. If you get stranded at the side of the road and have to wait for roadside assistance to reach you, a warm drink can make a big difference;
  • A spare torch. Although we previously recommended that you keep a torch in your trunk, it is a good idea to add an extra for the winter months just in case;
  • Spare set of warm clothes (inc gloves, scarf, and hat);
  • Shovel. If you get stuck in a snow drift or have to dig your vehicle out of the snow before driving you will need a shovel. We recommend purchasing a folding shovel to be kept in your trunk;
  • Cell phone charger. Watching your cell phone run out of battery is bad at the best of times, however, if this happens when you break down in winter it can have dire consequences. Keep a charger in your vehicle so that you can at least call for roadside assistance.

So there we have it, our recommendations on what to keep in your trunk during winter. Did we miss anything? Do you have any suggestions on what to keep in your trunk during winter? Let us and our readers know, we are always happy to hear from you!


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