Money Matters Team

The perfect winter emergency car kit

By Money Matters Team 09/11/2015

With winter on its way, you need to be prepared when out driving. Candace Gerlach from Green Flag breakdown gives her essentials to pack in your car to see you through any emergency this winter.

With the colder weather on its way, you can bet your bottom dollar the number of callouts for broken-down cars will increase. So prepare for the worst and carry a winter emergency kit in your car. Here’s what you need:

  1. Compact snow shovel
  2. Windshield scraper
  3. Small broom (to brush loose snow off windows)
  4. Torch with extra batteries
  5. Water and snack food
  6. Extra hats, socks and mittens
  7. First aid kit with pocket knife
  8. Blankets or sleeping bag
  9. Tow chain or rope
  10. Road salt, sand or cat litter for traction
  11. Booster cables
  12. Whistle for attracting attention
  13. Mobile phone adapter to plug into lighter

Check out this handy Money Matters blog for a clever visual guide to car maintenance basics.


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