Winter: Your Car's Preparedness Kit

The Maine Department of Transportation recommends these items for your car as you prepare for winter:

  • Shovel
  • Windshield scraper and broom
  • Extra windshield washer fluid
  • Tire chains or traction mats
  • Healthy snacks and water
    • In a Maine winter, remember that water left overnight in your car will probably freeze!
  • First aid kit
  • Blankets
  • Flashlight and extra batteries
  • Basic tool kit
  • Good spare tire and jack
  • Flares or reflectors
  • Battery jumper cables
  • Brightly colored cloth for emergency flagging
  • Cell phone and emergency phone numbers
    • Program those numbers into your phone in advance
  • Extra boots, gloves, socks and warm hat rain or waterproof gear
  • Sand or kitty litter
    • To help with traction if you are stuck
  • Salt:
    • To help melt ice
  • Map:
    • To help direct rescuers to your location

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