Even if you are the best driver on earth, things can happen that are out of your control. A flat tire, skidding off an icy road, getting stuck in snow drifts. Here are some things you can do to keep yourself and your family safe when winter storms are forecast.
A Phone Charger
If you have to travel on icy roads during winter storms, keep an extra phone charger in your car. If you do happen to skid off the road, you will need to be able to let people know where you are. If your phone goes dead, you won’t have to worry about what to do next if you have an extra charger in your glove box.
If you get stuck on snow covered roads, you’ll need a way to stay warm. Keep a blanket or two in your trunk. You and your children will stay warm under them while you wait for help.
Snacks and Water
Put a case of water and some of your favorite snacks in your winter travel kit in your trunk. If you are in a cold car, you’ll use energy just staying warm. Things like nuts, pretzels, trail mix, peanut butter and crackers, and dried fruit will satisfy your hunger and give you energy while you wait for help.
Having a flashlight in your car is only common sense. You can check out the condition of your car or the road, your location, signal for help, or use it to find other things in your car. Be sure to put one in your winter travel kit.
Toilet Paper, Tissues, or Wipes
I think this item is self explanatory. If you have it in your car and don’t need it, great! If you need and don’t have it, you are really in trouble! Get a roll of toilet paper, a box of tissues, or some wipes in your car right now!
Keep Your Car Clean
While washing your car in freezing temperatures may seem crazy, there are good reasons to keep it washed during winter. Check out this blog post from Reedman Toll Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram about washing your car in winter.