The ‘winter weather kit’ we carry in most of our vehicles is… Well, let’s be kind and say it’s limited. Most of us throw an ice scraper in the car and maybe take a second to make sure our buddy returned those jumper cables we loaned them a few months back and think we’re ready for the world. The fact of the matter is that a well-thought out cold weather kit can at the very least cut out some of the inevitable hassle of winter driving. In an extreme situation it can even save your life.
The ebay Motors Car Care Series page has a whole section devoted to preparing for the winter, including what you should have on hand when the snow and ice start falling. The good news is that it’s pretty easy to be set for rough winter weather. Got an extra blanket around the house? Throw it in the car just in case you get stranded, along with your favorite energy bars and a flashlight. A bag of sand or even kitty litter can help you establish traction on snowy or icy roads; depending on your car and where you keep the bag it could even help your handling, too.
A first-aid kit; flares; a small shovel—all of these are small enough not to clutter your car and can come in handy during the worst of the winter. Read more about how to stock up for winter along with other ways you can get ready for the season by exploring the Car Care Center site for tons of tips, tricks, and advice on how to keep your ride well-maintained and in one piece through the season!