Alright today on Repairs101 I’m going to go over a list of things I think everybody should have in their car – especially in the winter time.

1.) Fire extinguishers are required by law in many countries. And a good idea is a good idea.

ABC Dry-chem fire extinguisher  Canadian Red Cross First Aid Kit from Costco

2.) Have a decent First Aid Kit hidden in the vehicle somewhere – be prepared for major traumas typical of auto accidents and for hypothermia prevention.

3.) Cheap Polar Fleece blankets can be used to survive cold weather if you’re stranded and they protect your seat upholstery from spills, stains, wear and tear.

Polar fleece blankets on car seats for protection

4.) If you use a reflective window shade / sun blocker in the summer, remember - in a pinch it can make a survival poncho or a raincoat.

Using a sun blocker as a survival cape or poncho  Racing cap with Repairs101 logo and pile of suede palm gloves

5.) You’ll be glad you had gloves and a hat if you have to dig out your vehicle or change a flat tire.

6.) Shovel. 

small shovel / spade

7.) Be sure you know the location and condition of your spare and how to install it – or how to use the Inflation Kit some new cars come with.

8,) Tire Pressure Gauge / Air Pressure Gauge 

9.) Get yourself a set of jumper cables or a booster pack.

10.) I guess these go on your car, not in it, but I believe every vehicle needs convex spotter mirrors on both sides.

Drivers side mirror  Passengers side mirror

11.) Now because driving is all about visibility – have some windshield washer fluid on hand and something for the windows’ insides as well.

12.) Depending on the season, always have squeegees or snow-brushes and ice-scrapers on board.

Map books

BONUS!) These archaic geolocator devices are called “Maps” and the data is stored on an ancient media platform called “Paper”. I hope I pronounce that right.

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