Roadside Safety | Winter Equipment and Supply Checkup

How can you be prepared for a winter roadside breakdown until help comes?

In the case of a roadside emergency in winter, being a part of our motor club will guarantee that you’re back on your way in the shortest amount of time. But what can you do to be prepared until help gets to you?

In a recent discussion, we talked about making sure your car is winterized. You will always want to be extra careful to keep your tank filled when the weather is getting rough. Also make sure there is fresh anti-freeze in your car. The following equipment and supplies also need to be at the ready:

  • Jumper cables
  • Flash light (with fresh batteries)
  • Compass
  • Tow and tire chains
  • First aid kit
  • Road flares
  • Windshield wiper fluid
  • Scissors and cord
  • Reflective tires and bright cloth
  • Bag of salt or cat litter
  • Tool kit
  • Blanket (and warm, dry spare clothes if you travel long distances or in heavy snow frequently)
  • Inflated spare tire
  • Shovel, ice scraper, and snow brush
  • Some non-perishable food items like dried nuts and raisins


Hopefully, you won’t need to use your emergency winter traveling supplies. Still, you never know when or where you’ll break down, and it’s better to be extra prepared in the winter