Emergency Kit for Your Car This Winter?
By Patricia Davis, MS
Jan 14, 2019
Updated Nov 17, 2023
5 min read
If you’re like most people, you probably don’t have things in your car to help with possible cold weather accidents or road problems. Having car issues or getting into an accident in winter conditions could mean spending hours in the cold dealing with the problem.
To help better manage this type of situation, take time to build an emergency kit for your car. It doesn’t take much to be prepared. Here are some tips.
Not sure what you’ll need for your car’s emergency kit? Start with a few of these items:
It’s great to have an emergency kit for your car. But, maybe you don’t have the time or money to gather dozens of items you may or may not use in the future. Pre-assembled emergency kits are a good starting place for drivers who don’t have a lot of time or money. Remember, however, that pre-assembled kits won’t always have everything you might need. Especially for winter. You’ll need to add extras like climate specific necessities (blankets!), and family specific necessities (diapers or snacks). No matter what you do, don’t just buy a pre-assembled emergency kit and stash it in your car. Take the time to go through the kit so you’re acquainted with what’s inside.
Don’t get caught without a proper emergency kit in your car this winter. Already have an emergency kit? Revisit it to make sure your supplies are still applicable and usable.