Life-saving items to pack in your car this winter Posted in General, Auto Winter weather can produce slippery and hazardous road conditions. While not all weather-related vehicle emergencies are life-threatening, some can be if you are stranded for an extended period without proper supplies. As you are preparing for the colder temps, make sure to keep these items in your car – they may end up saving your life. Windshield scraper and brush Flashlight with extra batteries Blanket, gloves, hat and socks Non-perishable snacks Tow chain or rope Emergency flares and reflectors Cell phone car charger Hand warmers First-aid kit Pocket knife Sand, litter or salt Shovel Jumper cables Lighter Survival tips if you are stranded: Call 911 Keep your car running for 10 minutes every hour. Crack the windows to ensure your safety. If you are able and the area is safe, place emergency reflectors around your vehicle Stay awake; falling asleep in a freezing car can be deadly It’s best to take precautions and keep your car stocked in case an accident happens. Once you make your car kit, upkeep is easy. Disclaimer: This article is for informational and suggestion purposes only. Implementing one or more of these suggestions does not guarantee coverage. If any policy coverage descriptions in this article conflict with the language in the policy, the language in the policy applies. For full details on Integrity’s auto insurance coverages and discounts, contact your local, independent integrity insurance agent. Share via: Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Email Related resources 7 easy car care tips Posted in Auto Basic car maintenance can help keep your car running safely and may prevent an accident. This article covers seven basic car care tips that are easy to maintain and can help you and your passengers be safe on the road. What to do in a car accident Posted in Auto It’s early in the morning, you’re on your way to work and the unexpected happens. The car in front of you stops abruptly, causing you to slam into their bumper. Now what? The steps you take following a car accident are particularly important – for you and the others involved. It’s important to be educated on what to do after an accident, especially if it’s your first. Exploring types of auto insurance Posted in Auto Understanding each specific type of auto insurance and when it should be purchased (or not) can help you select the most practical protection for your needs. Discover the differences which could potentially save you money.