When most people hear that my family and I are moving from Georgia to Connecticut, they can’t believe we are going to brave the winter weather. I used to be a pro when it came to driving in the snow and ice but now, I can’t lie that I’m a little bit afraid of what’s to come. It’s important that I have a winter emergency kit for my car in case something happens when I’m out with the girls (or even alone).
I’ll never forget the time I was in high school driving home during a snowstorm in winter.
As I tried to creep down a steep hill, my tires began slipping and my car did a 360 degree turn in front of a group of kids getting off the school bus. Fortunately, no one was injured as my car came to a stop in a snowbank. I had to call my Dad to come pick me up and while I waited in my car I was cold, hungry, and scared. Knowing what happened twelve years ago has helped me to create a winter emergency kit for my car.
A DIY winter emergency kit for your car is easy to assemble.
The items you’d find inside can be personalized to your preferences, but here are a couple must-haves.
For my winter weather emergency kit for the car, I’ve added a blanket, water bottles, a few snacks, duct tape, mini tool kit, mini first aid kit, and a can of flat tire repair. Other helpful items would be a small shovel, hand warmers, or rain poncho.
Aside from the winter weather emergency kit, your car will need a little prep for the extreme winter weather it may find itself in the middle of come January. I’ve outfitted my Honda CR-V with a full set of weather ready tires.
Whether it’s rain, snow, sleet or shine, winter weather tires will have you prepared for all the elements.
When I’m driving with my daughters, I want to feel safe and in control of my car. Between the winter emergency kit and my weather ready tires, I am confident to face any kind of winter storm.
If you’re unsure of where to find your tire size, look on the sidewall of your tires, on a sticker on the driver-side door jamb of your vehicle, samsclub.com, or in your owner’s manual. Once you have your new tires, don’t forget to assemble a DIY Winter Emergency Kit for your car!