• Emergency Car Kit Checklist

A photo of a car on the side of the road during Winter

Between the subzero temps, wind, bomb cyclones, and ice, it’s been one heck of a New England winter — and it’s only January! As we brace ourselves for more plummeting temperatures and rising inches of snow, your friends at #MorseOfCourse want to make sure you’re as prepared as possible for whatever winter brings our way.

You take care to protect your home in the winter by doing things like avoiding frozen pipes and ice dams and making your home as energy efficient as possible. But are you doing enough to make sure you’re protected in the car? An emergency kit is a great tool to have all year round, but becomes even more crucial in the bitter winter months. Imagine breaking down in the dead of winter on the side of a major highway — do you have all the supplies you’d need in your car?

Here are a few items you should always keep in your emergency car kit, just in case:

  • Snow Shovel
  • Ice scraper
  • Extra windshield fluid
  • Road salt, sand or kitty litter for traction
  • Jumper cables
  • Emergency flares or reflective triangles
  • Cell phone charger
  • Flashlight and extra batteries
  • Non perishable food, like granola bars or trail mix, and extra water
  • First aid kit
  • Basic tool kit
  • Extra warm clothing like hats, gloves, and scarves
  • Blankets or sleeping bags
  • Any necessary medications that you may need

A common car breakdown can become deadly in the winter. Don’t leave yourself stranded without the necessary supplies to ensure that you and your family get moving again safely. Take the time to create an emergency car kit now — hopefully, you’ll never have to use it — but you’ll be happy you did in case the worst happens!

Have more questions about emergency car kits or winter driving claims? Look no further than the dedicated team at #MorseOfCourse! Give us a call anytime at 508-238-0056 or visit our website at today.

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