Prepare a Winter Emergency Kit for Your Car

Winter has officially hit the Rocky Mountains and that means it’s time for Arvada drivers to double check their winter preparedness kits. Whether you use your car regularly for work or you plan on heading out to Copper each weekend to hit the slopes, it pays to be prepared for the worst when exploring the best that Colorado has to offer. Don’t get caught without your winter emergency kit this winter!

Pack a Winter Survival Kit for Your Car

The Basics:

Although the winter weather in Colorado can be unpredictable, there are a few emergency essentials that everyone should carry, including:

  • Flashlight
  • Batteries
  • Blanket
  • Snacks
  • Water
  • Gloves
  • Boots
  • First-Aid Kit
  • Multipurpose Tool

Most experts agree that it is a good idea to invest in an emergency preparedness kit that includes at least a 3-day supply of non-perishable food and water. While you don’t have to bring the entire pantry along with you, pack dehydrated or ready-to-eat items like granola bars and canned tuna or handy military-style Meals Ready to Eat (MREs).

Prepare for Snow and Icy Roads

Keep your car running at peak performance by completing a winter maintenance check before heading out into stormy weather this winter. It is also a good idea to make sure you have a few extra bits of winter travel gear available just in case you run into trouble on the road. If you plan on traveling up into the high country, bring along the following items:

  • Heavy Duty Ice Scraper/Snow Brush
  • Tire Chains
  • Jumper Cables
  • Road Flares

Stay Safe This Winter

With an emergency winter car kit that is tailored to fit your needs, you’ll be ready to take on the Colorado weather all season long. For additional driving safety tips or more information on auto insurance coverage, be sure to visit a C & I Insurance agent online today!

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