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Emergency kit

For your peace of mind and safety, keep these items in your trunk, especially in the winter:


  • ice/snow scraper
  • small/folding/retracting shovel
  • abrasive material such as sand, salt or non-clumping kitty litter for extra traction
  • windshield washer fluid
  • spare windshield wipers
  • jumper cables
  • flares
  • spare tire (check the air)
  • tire gauge
  • tire chains
  • tool kit
  • work gloves
  • jack and lug wrench
  • safety triangles
  • accident report form. Here’s one from the B & G Group, Inc.


  • blanket
  • extra gloves, overshoes, hat
  • extra clothes
  • non-freezable food such as hard candies in air-tight packaging
  • flashlight
  • candle and matches
  • first-aid kit
  • paper towels
  • facial tissues
  • toilet tissue
  • bring with you: drinking water, hand sanitizer