Beast from the East: How to drive in cold weather

By Andrew Mosley | 01/03/2018

Beast from the East: How to drive in cold weather

THE AA suggests an emergency kit and a winter kit should be kept in your car at all times.
Here are the things you should include:

  • A blanket, rug or sleeping bag.
  • Shovel.
  • Ice scraper and de-icer.
  • Torch and batteries.
  • Snacks – chocolate or cereal bars.
  • Extra screenwash.
  • A warm winter coat, scarf, hat, gloves and warm clothes.
  • Waterproofs.
  • Sturdy footwear.
  • A flask of hot drink.

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