What are some good driving accessories to get for winter?
Whether you reside in the frozen tundra or the high desert, the winter season can complicate travel and vehicle care. You should always be prepared for accidents or breakdowns, but planning ahead is especially important during the winter when climates shift dramatically. Check out our list of essentials for ideas on some good driving accessories to get for winter.
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Winter Vehicle Accessories Checklist
1. Ice Scraper & Snow Brush
Driving a snow-covered car is not only dangerous—it’s illegal. Skip the cheap dollar-store scraper and invest in one with an attached snow brush this season.
2. Windshield Cover
If scraping your windows in early-morning frigid temperatures doesn’t sound like your cup of tea, a windshield cover may be a worthy investment. Just place the guard over your windshield when you park your vehicle and leave it sit until you’re ready to take it for a spin.
3. Jumper Cables
Jumper cables are a year-round must-have, but the idea of being stranded from a dead battery in the bitter cold is particularly unsettling. Pack a set as the snow settles, just in case.
4. Cellphone Charger
Being marooned with a subdued vehicle in winter weather is unpleasant on its own. Not having a way to call for help? Horrific. Keep a cellphone charger in your car through the season, and try to keep your battery level up in case something goes wrong.
5. Gloves and Other Warm Clothing
In the case of a breakdown, you’ll want to make sure to have a set of warm items waiting for you. A pair of gloves and a hat should do the trick. Throw some blankets and hand warmers into the mix for some added warmth.
Other Winter Car Accessories
- Reflector or Flares
- Rock Salt, Sand, or Kitty Litter
- First Aid Kit
- Collapsible Shovel
- Windshield De-Icer Spray
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