Items to Keep in Your Car during the Winter (Part 1)When you find yourself in a situation where you are stuck on the side of the road and it is freezing there are certain items that you simply must have in the trunk of your car. In this article, we will state the most important of those items.
1.Ice scraper and a snow brush – You simply have to make sure to remove all of the snow or ice from your vehicle, so that you have a clear view of the other vehicles around you and of the the road.
2.First aid kit – This item is one that you should have throughout the entire year, not only during the winter.
3.Tool Kit – Something that requires minor repairs to the vehicle could always happen while on the road, so it is a good idea to have a tool kit with you so that you can do some minor repairs on the vehicle and be able to go on your way. Later, of course, you would need to take the car to an auto repair shop.
4.Water and food – Make sure to have such items as well because you might be stuck somewhere and you could need them if help is far away. Also, make sure you get food that is non-perishable, for instance, you can get some granola bars.
5.Flashlight – As we stated before you might need to do some minor tweaks to your vehicle while on the road and you can’t very well do that in the dark – carry a flashlight with you. It can also be used to signal any passing vehicles if you are in distress and not visible from the road.
6.Shovel – It is smart to buy a shovel that fits in your truck so that you can use it whenever you need to clear out your driveway from snow or if you are stuck somewhere in the snow.
7. Sand, rock salt, or kitty litter – Did you notice what these materials have in common? They are coarse, which means that they are perfect for gaining traction if you are stuck in the snow.
Absolutely have your vehicle winterized, and do it in an auto repair center where you know you can leave your vehicle in safe hands.