Pack your vehicle emergency kit before winter blast
(KFVS) - AAA is reminding drivers to make sure their vehicles are ready before winter weather hits.
In addition to doing preventative maintenance on your vehicle, you can also pack a winter emergency kit.
According to AAA, the kit should include:
- Traction aids (sand, salt, non-clumping cat litter or traction mats)
- Ice scraper
- Snow brush
- Jumper cables or jump pack
- Flashlight with extra batteries
- Basic toolkit (screwdrivers, pliers, adjustable wrench, duct tape, plastic zip ties)
- Tarp, raincoat and gloves to help stay clean/dry if you must get out of the vehicle
- Rags, paper towels or pre-moistened wipes
- Warning devices (flares, reflective triangles or LED beacons)
- First-aid kit (check expiration date)
- Drinking water
- Snacks/food for your passengers and any pets
- Winter windshield washer solvent
- Warm gloves, clothes, hats and blankets for all passengers in your car
- Car charger for mobile phone
More information on driving in winter conditions can be found online.
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