Lifesaving Items to Keep in Your Car

a vector illustration of Lifesaving Items to Keep in Your CarIt is freezing, and temperatures have been breaking record lows across the country this winter. Due to the extreme cold and frigid weather conditions, we should all drive around with some “essentials” in our cars in case of an emergency. These items aren’t just convenient, they’re lifesaving, especially if you find yourself suddenly stranded in a snowbank or on a deserted road late at night. Unfortunately, the majority of drivers never plan that far ahead – and the results can be tragic.

Items That Could Save Your Life


Any car emergency kit should address three key components: car maintenance, driver comfort, and safety. While most people drive around with maintenance or safety items in their car, such as spare tires, road flares, or jumper cables, most drivers do not consider their comfort as important. Yet in the cold, winter weather, the right essentials could save your life. Here are some important lifesaving items to keep in your car:

  • Car Maintenance Items

    • Tire chains or snow tires

    • Jumper cables

    • Road salt or kitty litter

    • Shovel

    • Ice scraper

    • Extra fluids

    • Tools

    • Flashlights

    • Antifreeze

    • Duct-tape

    • Seatbelt cutter

  • Driver Safety

    • Bandages

    • Road flares

    • Caution signs

    • First aid kit

    • Pocket knife

  • Driver Comfort

    • Gloves

    • Extra blankets

    • Battery powered radio

    • Spare cell phone charger

    • Sleeping bag

    • Non-perishable food

    • Water

    • Extra medications

    • Hand warmers

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Other life-saving driving practices to embrace include having your vehicle checked prior to winter and ensuring its safety. Also, be sure to check your spare tires to make sure they are properly inflated. Never leave the house to drive in the middle of bad weather if you can avoid it. Staying home is the best way to avoid serious car accidents during a bad winter storm. If you must venture out, be sure to tell family and friends where you are going and the route you are taking. Also, never venture out without a full tank of gas.

No one ever envisions being stranded on a cold, winter road with no help coming for hours. With temperatures dropping below freezing and sometimes below zero, hours of being stranded in the cold could cause serious injury. Taking the necessary precautions now can make all the difference.

Contact Our Fort Collins Car Accident Lawyers Today

Fort Collins Medical Malpractice Attorney Timms FowlerWhen an accident results in serious injury, pain and suffering, we can help. Our experienced Fort Collins car accident lawyers fight aggressively for all our injured clients. Call the Fowler Law Firm today at (970) 232-3322 to find out how we can use our legal experience to help you recover maximum compensation.

 

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