7 things you must have in your car for winter
Old Man Winter is here. So give yourself more time to get where you're going; give yourself more space between cars; and give yourself the best chance of outwitting Old Man Winter with these seven things:
#7 Snow Socks
These compact, fabric donuts fit easily over the drive tires to increase grip for getting unstuck or up a slippery slope.
#6 Wool Blanket
Your car is your best shelter, but don't run the engine continuously as exhaust fumes are deadly. Stay warm under the blanket.
Always stay with your car.
#5 Food & Drink
A few energy bars and a bottle of any sugary energy drink will seem like a feast if you're stuck waiting for a tow-truck. (The electrolytes and sugars significantly lower the drink's freezing point)
#4 Flares or LED Flasher
LED lights work for hours to alert other drivers if you're stuck. Flares may seem old-school, but their heat keeps them from being buried or obscured by driving snow.
#3 Folding Shovel
A compact folding shovel is exponentially better at removing snow than hand-scooping.
#2 Windshield De-Icer
Visibility is your best defense in winter. Keep your windshield clear with this simple recipe: 2/3 vinegar & 1/3 water. Also melts ice on the road or frozen car parts.
#1 Hand-Crank Phone Charger
Your cell phone is your primary means of rescue. But cold weather does a number on your car's battery and your phone's. A hand-crank phone charger works away from the car or when the car has a dead battery.
Didn't know hand-crank chargers existed? Here's one on Amazon.com
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