Ten Things You Should Have In Your Car During A Winter Storm
Below you'll find a checklist and a reminder of what to have in your car during the winter to be better equipped and ready for a winter storm.
Not only are we dealing with frigid temperatures, but we also have to worry about snow and ice. I saw a list of things on NJ.com to keep in your car to help you be prepared for the potentially harsh conditions ahead.
First, before anything else, it's recommended to pay attention to your car's battery during the winter weather months. If your battery is more than three years old, you might want to check your battery levels because a car's battery works harder in colder temperatures (according to AAA).
Here's a list of things to have in your car to make it winter storm ready:
1. Jumper Cables
Just in case your battery goes, you can find someone to help you bring it back to life
To dig you car out of a high pile of snow or to make a better path for you wheels
3. Ice Scraper
To safely and properly remove ice and snow from you car
4. First Aid Kit
Good to have in your car for any weather conditions
5. Extra Clothes
Always a good idea to have extra gloves, sweater, jacket, blanket, and hat that are bright colors so you can stay warm and be seen better if you get out of the car.
Make sure you have fresh batteries for it as well
Always nice to have some money handy
8. Portable Phone Charger
Your cell will help you get in contact with anyone in an emergency. You never want to left in an unfavorable situation with a low cellphone battery.
9. Sand or Kitty Litter
You can lay this down by your tires to help them get traction. if you go with the kitty litter make sure it's not the clumping kind
10. A Brightly Colored Cloth
Tie it to the car's antenna or another part of the car to visibly show that you need help if you've broken down.
Bonus items: Maps, water, and snacks
Just in case your GPS doesn't work, you can also refer to a paper map to get to where you need to go. Also, extra food and water can help you if you get stuck.
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