13 Things You Need in Your Winter Car Survival Kit
Don’t get stranded out in the cold – make your own winter car survival kit.
Build Your Own Winter Survival Kit
Small LED Flashlight
Cell Phone Car Charger
Notepad and Pen or Pencil
Portable Air Compressor
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Simple Tool Kit
There are a few roadside fixes that can be accomplished with some common tools. Pack a couple screwdrivers, pliers, an adjustable wrench and some duct tape. If you can get your car moving again and to a service station with a few Macgyver tricks, you may not only get home safe and sound, you’ll save yourself the cost of a tow. Check out this guide to troubleshooting a car that won’t start.
First Aid Kit
Warm Hat and Gloves
Staying warm is the most important survival tactic when you’re stranded in the winter. It’s always a good idea to have an extra hat and gloves so you (or an under-clothed guest) can keep warm while getting your car out of a ditch, changing a tire or taking a look under the hood.
Pack it All Up
Put everything into a sturdy box or plastic bin and pop it in the trunk or back seat. Hopefully you’ll never need to use it, but you’ll be thankful you have your winter emergency car kit if you do find yourself stranded.
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