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Why you must have a survival kit for your vehicle in winter

We all know, winter is unpredictable. Generally, drivers are able to spend the winter without too much trouble, but we never know when the unexpected will occur. It has happened before that vehicles and their occupants have been stranded for hours on a road that suddenly had to close waiting for help. So you have to be ready, and the best way to be prepared is to have a survival kit in your vehicle.

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Here are some things that you should always have with you in your vehicle.

– A shovel along with sand or salt if your vehicle is stuck.

– Water and non-perishable food if you have to wait several hours before help arrives.

– Warm clothes, again if you will be in the cold for a while. Make sure you have a hat, gloves, jackets and coats as well as socks, boots and snow pants.

– A cellphone charger. You can use the USB port in your vehicle to charge your cellphone and call for help.

– Cat litter which can be very useful to help get more traction.

– Flares or other distress devices to warn other motorists of your presence.

– Booster cables if your battery needs a charge

Thank you to Performance Mazda for their help with this article!

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