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Important Items for Your Winter Emergency Car Kit

Posted Feb 19th, 2020 in Media, General, Insurance Tips, Auto Insurance, Did You Know?, In the News

Breaking down on the side of the road is never fun, but it’s especially challenging in the winter.  Is your car equipped with a winter emergency car kit?

Important Items for Your Winter Emergency Car Kit, Youngs Insurance, Ontario

Winter car preparation is crucial for staying safe in cold weather emergencies. 

With all the time we spend in our cars, it’s important we have a proper winter emergency car kit in case anything happens.  Here we provide important items you should keep in your car in winter.

Winter Emergency Car Kit Check List

  • A small tool kit.
  • Antifreeze and window washer fluid.
  • Blankets.
  • Booster cables – just in case your car dies on a cold night.
  • Cell phone charger.
  • Duct tape – its ability to hold anything together could be very useful.
  • Emergency food.
  • First aid kit.
  • Flashlight and extra batteries – tip: LED batteries last longer.
  • Gas – a small container in case you run out.
  • Heat source - candle or matches and an empty can – the candle in the can provides heat and light if you are stranded in the dark or heat packets.
  • Ice scraper and snowbrush – these are essential and will help to keep your car clean.
  • Plastic warning triangles or flares – it’s really important that you make yourself visible to others in case you are stranded at the side of the road – they help to prevent accidents.
  • Rope or tow strap – just in case your car gets stuck in a snow bank or ditch.
  • Salt/ sand or other traction aid – very handy if you get stuck in the snow or if it’s icy and your vehicle can’t get traction.
  • Shovel – just in case you get stuck!
  • Warm clothing like wool socks, mittens, hats, and footwear in case the clothing you are wearing gets wet.

We hope you stay safe driving all winter long and never have to use your emergency car kit.  However, you can rest assured knowing you’re prepared for an emergency. 

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