Winter Vehicle Survival Kit

Here's what to put in a winter vehicle survival kit and beat the freeze

Drivers have been urged to keep their vehicles stocked up with these essential items in case they get stranded in the snow or ice.

The experts behind LeaseVan.co.uk have devised their Winter Vehicle Survival Kit to help drivers stay safe and warm on the road in the chilly weather. Collapsible shovels, jump leads and sunglasses have been included in the list of essential items to keep in your car over the winter, as well as sugary snacks and in-car phone chargers. Tim Alcock of LeaseVan.co.uk said: “It may sound unlikely, but if the weather turns particularly nasty whilst you’re out driving it’s entirely possible that you’ll find yourself stuck at the side of the road. Recovery and assistance vehicles will take longer to get to you if the roads are treacherous, so these items will keep you safe and warm until they arrive – or help you get out of a frosty muddle altogether.”

A specially formulated de-icer can make it significantly easier  and quicker  to clear your windscreen and windows. Bottles can be bought from most garages for a couple of pounds.

5. De-icer

A specially formulated de-icer can make it significantly easier and quicker to clear your windscreen and windows. Bottles can be bought from most garages for a couple of pounds.
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If youre stuck waiting for a recovery vehicle or assistance for hours, youll want to make sure youve got a few sugary snacks to hand to keep your energy up.

6. Snacks chocolate or cereal bars

If youre stuck waiting for a recovery vehicle or assistance for hours, youll want to make sure youve got a few sugary snacks to hand to keep your energy up.
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Keep a snug hat, scarf and gloves in your boot  youll do a better job of clearing your car when youre warm. It wouldnt hurt to keep a few hand warmers in the glove compartment either.

7. Winter clothing

Keep a snug hat, scarf and gloves in your boot youll do a better job of clearing your car when youre warm. It wouldnt hurt to keep a few hand warmers in the glove compartment either.
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This is especially crucial in the winter because emergency vehicle response time may be slow if its snowing or particularly icy. This will allow you to administer basic first aid to yourself of the victim of an injury until assistance arrives.

8. First aid kit

This is especially crucial in the winter because emergency vehicle response time may be slow if its snowing or particularly icy. This will allow you to administer basic first aid to yourself of the victim of an injury until assistance arrives.
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