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Be Prepared - Create a Car Emergency Kit

Be Prepared - Create a Car Emergency Kit
Having a cell phone makes many people feel safe while travelling. However, what if something happens and your cell has no signal or needs recharging? What if you’ve called for assistance, but due to poor road conditions or availability, help won’t arrive for a long time?

Car emergency kits are not a thing of the past - they are essential for every vehicle, especially in the winter months.

Here’s a checklist to make sure you’re prepared.

  • Food that won't spoil, such as energy bars and bottled water (change every six months) 
  • A blanket, extra clothing and warm and sturdy boots 
  • A first aid kit and include an item that can be used to cut through a seatbelt  
  • A small shovel, a snow scraper and snowbrush 
  • A candle in a deep can and matches will help keep the interior of your car warm 
  • A wind–up flashlight A whistle, in case you need to attract attention 
  • Sand, salt or non-clumping cat litter to help on slick ice or snow 
  • Antifreeze and/or windshield washer fluid 
  • A tow rope, warning lights (the best can also inflate flat tires) and jumper cables
Drive safe Windsor - Essex! 

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