Traveling somewhere in your car during winter could be fun, but could turn out to be a menace especially if you encounter ice and snow. That is why you should be prepared for tackling the weather as well so that you or your family doesn’t face inconvenience later on.
Take a look at the list of items you need to keep in your car during the cold weather – they are very important if you are planning a road trip:
Although it seems like a pretty obvious choice, the shovel is often not found on the day of the journey as it has been misplaced. Keep your shovel handy even if your walk is perfectly shoveled as the weather may change and you might need to remove snow from around the truck.
Warm clothes and blankets
Extra clothing on hand is a must such as gloves, hats, socks, and sweaters. The weather can always change abruptly, and it is necessary that your family, especially children are warm and comfortable. If you are traveling long distances, keep some extra gloves, hats, and socks in the car, just in case. Blankets might seem a bit extreme, but you never know when the need arises, so keep a couple of them stashed in the back.
Extra plastic sheeting
Watch out for the weather forecast so that you can stock up on plastic sheeting for luggage, which is used for protecting household items from wet snow such as electronics (if not packed in a box, fragile or unfinished wood furniture or plants. If the items are small in size, you can use clear garbage bags too.
Salt and sand
Sand or salt sprinkled in icy spots provide better traction and make it safer to walk on. It is essential that you tread on safe-footing especially if you are carrying heavy items to and from the car.
First aid kit
What happens if someone sustains an injury while you are on the road? Or your child is coming down with a fever? How do you find a doctor when you are several miles away from the nearest town? Injuries and wounds might get infected if they aren’t treated on time. Ensure that you carry a first aid box with the appropriate medications. Pills, creams, and lotions should also be included.
You can add to this list, but these items are a must – don’t forget them, or you could land in serious trouble. Antioch Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM– Northern Illinois & Southern Wisconsin’s #1 Choice for Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep & RAM will help you get the best WINTER car!
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