Do You Have Your Winter ‘Car Emergency Kit’ Ready?

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I know we don’t want to think about the bitter cold and snowy winter, but chances are it will be here sooner than later! Being the ‘girl scout’ that I am, it really is important to keep an emergency kit in your car whenever you are driving. It is better to have everything you could possibly need, and never have to use it, than need it and not have it in the event your car breaks down and you are stuck on the side of the road. As the winter approaches, make sure you have the following essentials…..

Items To Keep In Your Vehicle ‘Emergency Kit’

Flashlight and extra batteries

Battery-operated or wind-up radio

Jumper cables

Emergency flares

Tow chains or tow rope

Cell phone and charger

First-aid kit

When driving in the winter, add a few more emergency supplies in case you get stranded in the ice and snow. These items include:

Warm clothing, hats and mittens

Blankets

Ice scraper

Snow shovel

Road salt or sand

Snacks (granola bars or energy bars)

Bottled water

Any special needs, such as medication, baby supplies, pet food.

Have you ever been stranded in your car, and if so what did you wish you had in the car?

Information courtesy of Positive Prep, LLC

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