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Prepare an Emergency Kit for Your Car

Now is the time to prepare an Emergency Winter Car Kit!

Slippery or snow covered roads, reduced visibility and bitter cold, these are all conditions that can make driving difficult and even dangerous during cold weather months.  Winter also brings an increased risk of getting stuck in your car, so dress warmly before heading out.

Always have winter safety and emergency equipment in your car.  A basic car kit should contain the following:

  • Food that won’t spoil, such as energy bars
  • Water in bottles that won’t break or freeze (replace every six months)
  • Blanket
  • Extra clothing and shoes or boots
  • First Aid Kit with a seatbelt cutter
  • Small shovel, scraper and snowbrush
  • Candle in a deep can and matches
  • Wind up flashlight
  • Whistle, in case you need to attract attention
  • Roadmaps

Items to keep in your trunk:

  • Sand, salt or cat litter (non-clumping)
  • Antifreeze and windshield washer fluid
  • Tow rope
  • Jumper cables
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Warning light or road flares.