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Automobile Emergency Winter Kit
 

Basic Auto Emergency Kit
Keep these items in a bag in your trunk:


Battery-powered radio, flashlight, and extra batteries
Blanket
Booster cables
Bottled water and nonperishable high-energy foods such as granola bars, raisins, and peanut butter
Fire extinguisher (5-lb., A-B-C type)
First-aid kit and manual
Maps, shovel, flares
Tire repair kit and pump
Spare tire


For Winter Driving
A snowbrush and ice scraper
A bag of sand or cat litter, to help with traction
Extra windshield fluid
A blanket, just in case
Old winter boots and clothes for the trunk
Gloves and Winter hat.
Old cell phone and charger.  Even if the service is turned off,  you can still make 9 1 1 calls.

A Few Winter Driving Tips
Keep your gas tank filled above halfway to avoid emergencies in bad weather.

If you are like ME.  I don't wear a heavy winter jacket when I'm driving.  I am only outside walking to the car and back inside.    So I Make sure you have a Heavy Winter Jacket in the trunk just in case I do break down.

Stuck on the ice without sand or cat litter? well you should of had a bag of sand or cat litter if you followed our list. 
But if you did not, then In a pinch, you can take the mats out of your car, place them next to the tires, and
slowly inch the car onto and across the mats.

windshield wiper should be checked and changed if needed.

Fog-proof your mirrors and the inside of your windshields If you put on some wax, then remove it,
it will help keep the fog down.

Avoid driving when you have the flu,
Did you know having the flu can reduce your reaction time almost six times as much as moderate alcohol intake.