DIY Winter Car Survival Kit

A few flakes? No worries! Throw these winter weather survival items into your car before the big snow hits:   

Snow scraper. In cold climates, this is a must. Get one with a brush on one end and hard scraper on the other. Hint: Don’t forget to wipe headlights and tail lights, as well as windshield wipers.

Chemical hand and foot warmers. Buy these small, inexpensive packets in sporting goods and hardware stores. Your toasty fingers and toes will thank you!

Waterproof matches and a candle. Extra light if you’re saving your battery charge, and other uses.

Sand, cat litter or road salt. All provide traction if you find yourself in deep ice and/or snow.  (In a pinch? Use your car mat.)

Extra mittens, hat and socks. You’ll have extra layers if you unexpectedly have to walk for help — or simply want to stop to admire the sights. Hint: Throw your boots in the car if you’re shoes aren’t weather-inappropriate.

Your American Family Insurance agent is always ready to help protect you. Ask yours about our Emergency Repair Assistance — for peace of mind wherever your dreams take you.

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