What is a Winter Car Kit
What goes in your Winter Car Kit?
Your vehicle should contain a car emergency kit irrespective of how often, when or where you drive. If you use your car during the winter months then you need additional winter safety supplies. Sudden cold snaps bring snow and freezing temperatures which might make it a challenge to get your vehicle moving. You might face long delays which can be particularly unpleasant if you find yourself stuck on a motorway in freezing conditions. During winter, weather conditions can be highly unpredictable and often change rapidly in a matter of hours, sometimes less. Being well informed ahead of time and staying updated on weather and traffic news is vital.
Having the right supplies in your winter car kit in addition to your regular car emergency kit helps you to stay safe, warm and well equipped to deal with any winter driving situation. Do a full winter safety check before setting out. Cover the following aspects for winter driving to put together a quality winter car kit.
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Winter tools for your winter car kit
Safety items for your winter car kit
Comfort items for your winter car kit
Heading to snowy places abroad? Check the law!
You must keep a shovel in the boot of your car in countries such as Croatia and Sweden. Also winter tyres or snow chains are legally required in most northern, eastern and Alpine regions depending on road conditions or the month of travel.