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12 Usefull Car Accessories To Keep In Your Car For Winter

A number of people think that a full tank of gas and keys will be the only things required to drive a car. Positive, you'll be able to sometimes get away with being underprepared, but not for the duration of the winter. Aspects like snow, ice, and freezing temperatures make winter driving a great deal a lot more demanding than regular.

You should be prepared for standard accidents that could potentially come about around the road at any time, but in the course of the winter we're also tasked with shoveling snow, scraping ice from our windows, creating confident our tires have good traction, maintaining safe tire stress, and much more.

No matter what year, make, or model your car is, it should include basic like a tire iron and jack, but those two items alone will not reduce it. Should you end up having a dead battery or perhaps a car that's stuck inside the snow, you are going to want a couple of other things that will help you out.

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Check out the 12 car accessories you should keep in your car at all times this winter, below:

A packable shovel

A packable shovel

It goes without saying that shovels are useful during the winter, but having one specifically dedicated to your car is a wise move. If you've ever had to dig your car out after a snow storm or gotten stuck along a snow-covered road, you know how convenient it is to keep one in your trunk.[next]

A snow and ice scraper

A snow and ice scraper

A snow and ice scraper is easily the most used tool for drivers during the winter. Keeping one handy will allow you to efficiently clear off your windows and lights before driving, instead of resorting to using your hands. The Snow Angel features an extendable telescopic arm, so it's easy to store and won't take up a lot of space when not in use.[next]

Jumper cables

Jumper cables

A dead battery is one of the most common car issues, so jumper cables are a must-have. Whether you accidentally left your lights on or cold weather drained your battery, this will bring your car back to life. EPAuto uses thick 4-gauge cables for solid and reliable conductivity.[next]

A flashlight

A flashlight

Keeping a flashlight in your car year round is a good idea, but with less daylight during the winter, it can be especially useful. Sure, your smart phone has a flashlight app on it, but it's not as useful as a real one. Whether changing a tire or jumping your car, you want something that shines bright and is durable. [next]

A gas can

A gas can

Running out of gas can be a major headache at any time of the year, but it's definitely worse in the winter. You don't want to store fuel in your trunk, but keeping a small gas container in your car can save you from a tow. Just walk to the nearest gas station and this more than 1 gallon tank will give you enough gas to drive to safety.[next]

An external battery

An external battery

You probably already own a battery pack for keeping your electronics charged on-the-go, but having one that's always in your car is important. It can be the difference between making a quick call for help or being stranded for hours. [next]

A good spare tire

A good spare tire

If your tires don't have good tread, you absolutely want to replace them before winter comes. Driving in wet, snowy, or icy conditions with bald tires extremely dangerous and shouldn't be done. Go for a quality set of all-season tires or you have an extra set of wheels, opt for a set of snow tires to run on your car during the winter months. In addition to the wheels on your car, it's important to keep a spare that's in solid condition.[next]

Air compressor

Air compressor

Whether your tires are brand new or used, cold weather can a loss of tire pressure. Since keeping the correct tire pressure is important to driving safely, an air compressor is a convenient way to maintain good tire pressure at all times. [next]

A first-aid kit

A first-aid kit

You never know when you'll need a first aid kit, so keeping a small one in your car is always smart. [next]

A basic tool kit

A basic tool kit

Even if you're not a mechanic, having a basic tool kit can save the day when simple fixes need to be done. The Apollo 56-Piece kit includes everything you'll need for basic repairs — a wrench, sockets, allen keys, pliers, a screwdriver, zip ties and more. [next]

Cat litter

Cat litter

Have you ever been stuck in the snow and your tires just keep on spinning and spinning, no matter how much gas you give it? Even with new tires, certain cars can still lose traction, but luckily there a solution — cat litter. Simply spread the litter underneath the tires without traction and you'll be able drive away from the slippery snow and ice. [next]

A warm blanket

A warm blanket

Being stranded isn't exactly fun any time of year, but during the winter it's more than a huge incovenience. Going from driving in a warm car with heat, to losing power and breaking down isn't never a good feeling. In the event that you do have to tough it out inside your car for a few hours our even over night, you're going to need a blanket to stay warm. You don't need a full comforter set, but a fleece blanket is warm and won't take up too much trunk space.