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Dec 08, 2021

Prepare for Winter Travel

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Regardless of where your travels take you this winter, keeping an emergency kit in your vehicle can make a world of difference if you find yourself stranded on the roadside. To prepare for the snowy season ahead, consider keeping these 10 items in each vehicle you own:

Protect Yourself from the Elements

Once the outdoor temperature hits freezing territory, keeping items to protect yourself from extended time in the cold can deem helpful – even if you only need them for filling up at the gas station or when you are stuck in the occasional long commute:

  • Hat / Gloves
  • Blanket
  • Hand Warmers
If you are planning a longer trip or traveling during a storm, consider bringing along additional items like winter boots.

Dig Out from the Snow

From a small snowfall to blizzard conditions, winter precipitation impacts travel plans. Whether you just need to clear off your windshield or dig out your vehicle, the following items can help get you on your way:
  • Ice Scraper
  • Small Shovel
  • Kitty Litter / Sand
  • Winter-Mix Windshield Cleaner

Prepare for Roadside Assistance

The elements can quickly extend the wait time to receiving road-side assistance. Keeping these items with you can help you continue to be safe and alert if you are in it for the long haul: 
  • Non-Perishable Snacks
  • Flashlight/Batteries
  • Reflector
While the above items may be more helpful during winter, these items are good to have ready-to-go throughout the year:
  • First-Aid Kit
  • Jumper Cables / Portable Jump Starter
  • Manual Tire Pressure Gauge

If just the thought of winter travel makes you want to upgrade your vehicle to one with heated seats, remote starter or four wheel drive, we can help. Check out TruStone Financial’s low rates and loan options today.


Material in this blog should not be considered legal, financial or other professional advice. Neither the publisher nor TruStone Financial assumes liability for loss or damage as a result of reliance on this material. Websites not belonging to TruStone Financial are for information only. No endorsement is implied.

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