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What Do I Need to have in My Car Emergency Kit During Winters?

Things that you Must Have in your Winter Car Survival Kit  

The Winter season can be harsh, and emergencies can happen anywhere, so you should always have a winter car survival kit. Whether you puncture a tire, run out of fuel, or slip on a snowy road, a car emergency kit will help you to get back on the road safely. It is best to be prepared for the worst-case scenario; therefore, a car emergency kit for winters might be helpful if you stumble upon any problem. At Porsche of Colorado Springs in Colorado, CA, we have a list of things you should have in your winter emergency kit if you are traveling to a snowy region. Read on to learn more.  

Car with rear light on winter night

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List of Things to have for Emergency  

It would be best if you had a supply of a few things in your kit other than a full tank of gas and fresh antifreeze:  

  • Blankets, mittens, socks, and hats  
  • Flashlight, plus extra batteries (or a hand-crank flashlight)  
  • First-aid kit (band-aids, antiseptic wipes, adhesive tape, gauze pads, antiseptic cream, medical wrap)  
  • Ice scraper and snow brush  
  • Jumper cables  
  • Bottled water  
  • Road flares or reflective warning triangles  
  • Multi-tool  
  • Windshield cleaner  

If you live in snowy areas, you can add hand warmers, sleeping bags (for longer trips), tire chains and tow straps, and folding snow shovels.   

What are the Essentials to have in your Kit?  

Other than the winter essentials, there are a bunch of things that you can carry while driving your vehicle. These will come in hand in any emergency:   

  • A small fire extinguisher in case of a car fire  
  • Jack and lug wrench to change a tire  
  • Tire gauge to check the inflation pressure in all four tires and the spare tire  
  • Rags and hand cleaner   
  • Foam tire sealant for minor tire punctures  
  • Duct tape  
  • Rain poncho  
  • Lighter and box of matches   
  • Battery– or hand-crank–powered radio  
  • Scissors and string or cord  
  • Compass  
  • Paper maps  
  • Spare change and cash  
  • Stock nonperishable high-energy foods like unsalted and canned nuts, raisins and dried fruit, granola bars, peanut butter, hard candy.  

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