Sure, it can be convenient to keep frequently used items in the car instead of repeatedly dragging them to and from the house. But not everything can withstand winter’s freezing temperatures.
Here are the things to keep in your car during winter to help you stay safe—and what shouldn’t be left out in the cold:
Ten things for your winter car survival kit
1. Sturdy ice scraper and brush: While scraping ice is no fun, it’s important you clean all your windows before driving.
2. Snow shovel: A collapsible shovel won’t take up too much room in your trunk.
3. Gloves, hats and blankets: Enough for everyone who may ride in your car.
4. Bag of abrasive material (such as rock salt, sand or kitty litter): Spread them around your tires if you get stuck.