Winter Driving Kit

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Winter Driving Kit

With winter weather comes a host of things that can go wrong with your car. In addition to making sure your vehicle is ready for the challenge of driving in winter conditions, AAA recommends you pack a winter driving kit in case of a breakdown.

Here is a list of all the items that should be in your winter driving kit:

  • Charged mobile phone, pre-programmed with rescue apps, emergency services and family phone numbers
  • First-aid kit
  • Warning devices (flares or triangles)
  • Jumper cables
  • Flashlight with fresh batteries
  • Ice scraper, snow brush and snow shovel
  • Tire chains
  • Tire gauge
  • Bag of abrasive material (sand, salt, kitty litter) or traction mats
  • Blankets
  • Extra set of warm clothes (gloves, hats, scarves)
  • Rags or paper towels
  • Basic toolkit (screwdrivers, pliers, adjustable wrench)
  • Water and non-perishable food items for human and pet passengers
  • Window washer solvent, winter formula recommended

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For more than a century, AAA Washington has worked to improve roadway safety for drivers, passengers, bicyclists and pedestrians through traffic safety education and programs in the communities we serve.

Driving on Ice and Snow

Driving on Ice and Snow

Driving in winter weather can be challenging, but with a little preparation and education, you can arrive at your destination safely.

If Your Vehicle Breaks Down

If Your Vehicle Breaks Down

You can do many things to be a safe driver, but it’s almost inevitable that at some point you’ll have trouble with your vehicle.

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