It’s always smart to be prepared when driving, but especially in winter. Creating a winter car emergency kit is a good idea, but what should you have in your winter survival kit?
For ideas on the best winter car kit, view the items below.
14 Items to Put in Your Winter Driving Safety Kit
1. Small shovel
We like this Collapsible Emergency Shovel; it collapses for easy storage and the handle extends for easy usage.
If you need to purchase a pair, you can view and shop our various options here.
3. Warm Touque
If you find yourself in an emergency and possibly stranded on the side of the road, staying warm is your priority, but if you’re outside your car, being safe and visible is also priority. We like this High Visibility Orange Knit Hat with Reflective Stripe to stay warm and visible at the same time.
Like mentioned above, staying warm is key if you find yourself in a winter emergency situation. Although you’ll likely already be wearing gloves driving, its always a good idea to have extra.
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These Emergency Blankets are great because they have a water-resistant shell and soft inner lining. They are also compact, lightweight and portable in a high-visibility yellow colour.
Purchase a flare that is easy to ignite, and are visible in fog, rain, or snow.
7. Rock salt or sand
8. First aid kit
Useful first aid items to have on hand are band-aides, antiseptic wipes, gauze pads, adhesive tape, antiseptic cream, medical wrap.
9. Extra windshield washer fluid
Don’t forget to have extra batteries on hand. We like this flashlight from Aurora Tools because of the shatterproof lens and high beam distance.
11. Rope or chain
12. Small tool kit and/ or multi tool
We like this RescueTool Pocket Knife because it comes with a large blade with wavy edge, Seatbelt cutter, Reamer, Punch, Disc saw for shatterproof glass, Bottle opener, 5 mm Screwdriver, Lockable wire stripper, Phillips screwdriver 1/2, Window breaker, Key ring, Toothpick, Tweezers.
13. Cell Phone Charger
Keep these supplies together in your winter car kit; emergencies can happen to anyone, so it’s best to be prepared, especially in the winter. These are the most crucial things to keep in your car during winter.
In addition to these winter car kit supplies, try keeping a full tank of gas, as well as a full supply of antifreeze during the winter months. Bottled water is good to have, but you have to remember to pack the day you’re driving, otherwise you’ll have bottles of ice.
Remember to drive safe this winter (and always) and be prepared.