Ten Things You Should Keep In Your Car This Winter

With winter fast approaching, drivers will soon face new challenges. Here’s ten things you should keep in your car during the season…

De-icer and Scraper

It goes without saying, you’ll soon need to start defrosting your car. In which case, it makes sense to keep some quality de-icer in your vehicle, alongside a scraper. Using these, instead of makeshift options, will speed up the defrosting process and reduce the chances of damaging your car.


Snow, ice, sludge and mud, all of these things can cause your vehicle to become stuck during the colder months. Should this happen, having a shovel to hand is beyond helpful – it’ll help you remove debris and get your vehicle moving again.

Jump Cables

Car batteries are sensitive to extreme temperatures. When faced with freezing temperatures, they can fail. Indeed, most battery failures take place during the winter months. Keeping some jump cables in your car means that you’ll be able to get yours operational again, without having to wait for recovery.


If you experience a breakdown in the dark, or any other emergency whilst driving, you don’t want to be operating in the dark. Keep a torch, and some batteries, stored away so that you’ll be able to see what you’re doing.

Visibility Jacket

Whether you’re digging your car out of the snow or exploring a problem beneath your car’s bonnet, you need to be visible to other road-users during the dark winter mornings and nights. Wearing a visibility jacket could mean the difference between life and death.

First Aid Kit

Regardless of the season, it’s helpful to keep a first aid kit to hand whilst driving. You never know when you, a passenger or simply another road-users might need one – it could make all the difference.


Walking on slippy road surfaces can be problematic if you don’t have appropriate footwear. A good, robust pair of boots will help you navigate dangerous roads and other obstacles.

Water and Snacks

If you end up stranded in a blizzard or storm, you’ll inevitably find yourself, and your passengers, feeling hungry and thirsty. Keep some non-perishable snacks in your car and some water to hand; you never know when you’ll need them.

Windscreen Washer

With higher chances of rain, snow and grime, you’ll likely use more windscreen washer fluid than usual during the colder months. The last thing you want to experience is cruising down a motorway with a dirty windscreen, so store some extra windscreen washer fluid away.

Warm Clothes and Blankets 

Driving in the cold can be uncomfortable, so wearing appropriately warm clothing can make a big difference. In the event of breakdown, blankets can go a long way as well; especially if your vehicle’s heating system fails. They’re especially important if you’re travelling with passengers that are very young or old.

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