Winter driving emergency kit and checklist
Car emergency kit
- Ice scraper and de-icer
- Torch and spare batteries - or a wind-up torch
- Warm clothes and blankets - for you and all passengers
- First aid kit
- Jump start cables
- Food and a warm drink in a thermos
- Reflective warning sign
- Road atlas
- Sunglasses - the glare off the snow can be dazzling
- Mobile phone charger
PETROL (or diesel) - Have you got enough? Do you know where to fill up?
OIL - check levels once a month
WATER - check radiator and screenwash once a month
DAMAGE - check wipers, lights etc. for signs of wear and tear or damage
ELECTRICS - check lights, indicators and controls are working properly
RUBBER - are your tyres well inflated, legal, with good tread and free from damage?
YOURSELF - are you fit to drive? Have you slept well? Are you taking any medication(s) that could make it unsafe for you to drive?