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Winter car essentials checklist - for winters on UK roads


Read our checklist to see how to build your own winter survival kit for your car. You can find some of these items in our shop on site at HP Motors, Riseley.


  1. Ice Scraper and De-Icer Spray: These are essential for clearing ice and frost from your windscreen, windows, and mirrors.

  2. Blankets and Warm Clothing: In case of a breakdown or accident, having extra blankets and warm clothing can help keep you warm while waiting for assistance.

  3. Torch and Batteries: A torch and spare batteries can be useful if you need to look under the bonnet or change a tyre in the dark.

  4. Jump Leads: If your battery dies, jump leads can be used to jump-start your car with the help of another vehicle.

  5. High-Visibility Jacket: If you need to get out of your car on a busy road, wearing a high-visibility jacket can help other drivers see you more easily.

  6. Food and Drink: Having some non-perishable snacks and drinks in your car can help keep you sustained if you get stranded for an extended period of time.

  7. Phone Charger: A fully charged mobile phone can be a lifeline in an emergency, so make sure you have a charger in your car at all times.

  8. First Aid Kit: A basic first aid kit with essentials such as plasters, antiseptic wipes, and bandages can be useful in case of minor injuries.

  9. Sand or Cat Litter: If your car gets stuck in the snow, using sand or cat litter under your tires can help improve traction and get you moving again.



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