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Winter Emergency Kit List

Use the Best4 Warranty Checklist of what to keep in your car if there’s severe weather or snow.

  • 17 Nov 2020

When there are severe weather warnings you cannot always avoid the need to drive, but there are a few extra things you can keep in your car to make sure you stay safe. Winter is the time when it is more likely you will get caught in traffic or break down in bad weather.

Winter Emergency Kit List

When there are severe weather warnings you cannot always avoid the need to drive, but there are a few extra things you can keep in your car to make sure you stay safe. Winter is the time when it is more likely you will get caught in traffic or break down in bad weather.

Use the Best4 Warranty Checklist of what to keep in your car if there’s severe weather or snow –

Warm clothes and waterproofs

During a breakdown, you will need to get out of the car to stay safe. That means taking extra clothes to keep warm against the cold.

Sturdy footwear

Whether you are driving down a country lane or a motorway verge, conditions outside the vehicle could be slippery. Hardwearing shoes with a good grip will help you get to a safe place away from the car if you break down. 

A flask of hot drink

There is nothing like a hot drink to warm the coggles. Prepare a flask with a hot drink and it will help you to keep you warm while you wait for assistance or breakdown cover. 

Snacks

If you are caught in traffic because of bad weather or a bad-weather collision, you might need to wait for an extended period of time. Snacks will help keep your energy and concentration levels up.

Hi-vis jacket

There are fewer daylight hours during winter. Darkness together with a chance of rain, snow and fog means your visibility could be hindered. A hi-vis fluorescent jacket will make you clearer to see to other people in their vehicles.

Warning triangles

Reflective warning triangles will make you more visible if you break down as well as warn other drivers that there is a broken-down vehicle ahead. This will give them a chance to slow down before they reach you.

*CAUTION*, do not put a warning triangle on the hard shoulder if you are on a motorway – it is not safe. If you are on a road and it is safe, you can put a warning triangle at least 45m (50 yards) behind your vehicle and one in front of your vehicle.

Jump leads

Flat batteries are more likely in winter as the cold affect’s batteries. Plus, there are more times in winter that your car might sit for longer periods than usual without being driven if you are busy at home during the holidays.

Most of the time, a flat battery can get going again with a jump start from a fellow driver. This is where jump leads come in handy.

Shovel

If there's deep snow or your stuck in mud, you may need to dig your wheels out, so a shovel could come in handy.

It is important to ask yourself during severe weather, do I need to leave the house? If conditions outside are more dangerous, you should avoid driving and find a safer alternative if you can.

 

Make sure your car stays safe, check out our extended car warranty policies here!

 

Check out our Winter Essentials List for what you may need this winter! 

 

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