Sometimes life hits you with unexpected circumstances. With winter just around the corner, car owners everywhere need to be prepared for when the snow falls and the roads freeze over. Here are some tips and tricks for when winter deals you a bad hand.
Keep Your Car Fueled
You should always drive with at least three quarters of your gas tank filled just in case you slide off the road or find yourself in an emergency situation. Having plenty of fuel could save your life.
Have an Emergency Kit
Having an emergency kit with a fleece blanket and first aid supplies inside your car is better than having it in your trunk since you may not be able to access your trunk in an emergency. Fleece is one of the few materials that keeps you warm even if it’s wet.
Have a Container on Hand
If you need to stay hydrated, prepared for winter weather by having a container in your car to collect snow will allow you to use the snow to hydrate yourself.
Most importantly, if you find yourself stranded in an emergency situation, don’t panic. When you panic, you make poor decisions that don’t help you in the long run. Take a few deep breaths, and think about what you need to do to survive.