Could You Survive a Cold Winter Night Stranded in your Vehicle?
Now that most of us carry smart phones many think the chances of being stuck on the side of the road for a night or even an hour or two is small but we should not depend on our devices to keep us safe. Keeping the following items in your vehicle will not only keep you comfortable in case the worst happens, they may even save your life.
Ice Scraper and Snowbrush – These two items will make sure you can keep your vehicle clear of ice and snow and can always see where you are going.
A Small Shovel and Traction Aid– both are handy if you get stuck in the snow. Sand, salt, and kitty litter work great for gaining traction on ice.
Booster Cables – If your battery die on a frigid night you are going to need booster cables.
Road Flares – Whether you use standard flares, warning lights, or reflective triangles these can be a huge assistance for other drivers to see you on or near the road, especially when visibility is low.
Antifreeze and Washer Fluid – Keeping and extra jug of both antifreeze and washer fluid can get you out of a jam.
Basic Tool Kit – you never know when you might need a pair of pliers or a screwdriver
A Tow Rope – Tow ropes are relatively inexpensive and
A Survival Kit which includes some if not all of the following:
A flashlight and spare batteries
First Aid Kit
Extra Clothing and Footwear
An emergency phone charger
Emergency candles and matches
With the harsh winter weather we are experiencing keeping a few key items in your vehicle can be a big help combating any winter surprises. Being over prepared is always better than being under prepared.
Now that you are ready to brave the winter roads why not take a look at your auto policy to make sure you are not only covered well but getting the best value for your hard earned money. Give Absolute Insurance Brokers a call at 1-877-941-2266 or email to discuss your coverage today.