Winter Driving – Are You Prepared?

Picture of snowstorm

Driving in the winter time can pose many dangers. You should ensure your car is prepared to handle emergencies.

The following is a list of things you should have in your car to be prepared:

  • Food that won’t spoil, such as energy bars.
  • Water in plastic bottles so they won’t break if frozen (change every 6 mths).
  • Blanket, extra clothing and shoes.
  • First aid kit with a seatbelt cutter.
  • Wind–up flashlight.
  • Cell phone.
  • Whistle in case you need to attract attention.
  • Roadmaps.
  • Antifreeze/windshield washer fluid.
  • Tow rope and jumper cables.
  • Warning lights or road flares.
  • Fire extinguisher.
  • Small shovel, scraper and snowbrush.
  • Sand, salt or cat litter (non clumping).
  • Candle in a deep can and matches.

Also, ensure your car is serviced and prepared for the stress of winter driving and of course, snow tires on your car will help to increase handling and traction.