You’re far more likely to suffer a car breakdown in the winter months. With the more extreme weather we’ve been experiencing, it makes sense to pack a few essential items in a winter car kit. A little time spent now could help keep you safe if the worst should happen.
Making sure your car is winter-ready is a good habit to get into. You can easily do this yourself. We’ve got a blog to guide you through what to look out for [LINK TO OTHER NEW BLOG]. Or you can bring your car to us and we’ll do it for you.
But don’t forget it’s just as important to look after those travelling inside your car. Carrying a basic emergency kit is a no-brainer. If you get stuck on a road, perhaps having to spend the night in your car, you’ll be delighted you spent a few minutes planning ahead.
You can carry whatever you think you’ll need for any given situation. Here’s out list to help you make a start on how to stay safe in the event of a breakdown or serious delay.
Some suggestions for a well-planned emergency winter car kit:
There are lots of pre-packed winter kits available to help you survive whatever the roads throw at you. You can find lots of emergency kits online. We’ve looked at some on the Amazon website to give you an idea of what’s available.
The carry-case comes with emergency folding snow shovel, a high-visibility vest, emergency foul blanket and an emergency dynamo torch.
Comes in a handy carry case; includes: folding snow shovel, 9-LED torch, foil blanket, high-visibility vest, snow and ice grips, rain poncho and a set of booster cables
Comes in a ruck-sack bag; contains: thermal blanket, mini shovel, de-icer spray, hand warmers, wind-up torch, high-visibility vest, long-life food, water, foil blankets, first aid kit, emergency light sticks, ice scraper and a signal whistle.
You should also make sure you have valid breakdown cover. It can cost an awful lot more if you join because you need them right then, rather than having planned ahead.
With a simple bit of planning your winter emergency pack can make sure you’re prepared for whatever winter puts in your road. Safe motoring.