With winter fast approaching, it is important to be well prepared for any situation. This means carrying out a complete maintenance before the arrival of winter, making sure our tires are in good condition, and also making sure we have the right equipment with us and on our vehicle. The following accessories are very useful even if sometimes we tend to forget them.
They are inexpensive and allow you to get out of an unfortunate situation or to increase your safety and your passenger’s safety as well. Sometimes they can also improve the resale value of your vehicle.
Traction aids to get out of the snow
Traction aids look a bit like a bear trap, but they are much less sinister. In fact, they allow you to get out of a snow bank or any other situation that your vehicle can get caught up in. They are easy to use and allow you to get out of your unfortunate situation without too much trouble.
Wipers that can handle winter
For improved visibility in winter, you’ll want to make sure you have wipers that can handle that heavy snow and the ice that may very well cover them in winter. Special winter wipers are the way to go in this case.
A survival kit in case
We hope we never need our survival kit, but if we ever do we will be very happy to have it. It should include warm clothing, a cell phone charging cable, water and dry food.
Winter mats to protect our interior
Winter mats are essential if we want to avoid staining our original carpets with calcium or other dirt that is omnipresent in winter. They are not too expensive, and effectively prevent us from having a huge cleaning bill when spring rolls around.
Thank you to Stratford Subaru for their help with this article.