Things you need in your car in case of snow

There is snow on the way so make sure you’re prepared writes Geraldine Herbert

When the weather turns bad arming yourself with a survival pack will make a big difference if you do get stuck. Always carry the following and in severe weather ensure you have a warm winter coat, scarf, hat, gloves and warm clothes.


  • Torch
  • Spare batteries and bulbs
  • Screen scraper/de-icer
  • Jump leads
  • Warning triangle
  • First-aid kit
  • Mobile phone
  • Warm blankets
  • Extra water
  • Shovel (to clear snow if necessary)
  • Road maps
  • In-car phone charger or power pack
  • Snacks – chocolate or cereal bars.
  • Extra screenwash

Check out our tips for driving in snow and ice here 



Geraldine Herbert

23rd January 2021


Author: Geraldine Herbert

Contributing Editor and Motoring Columnist for the Sunday Independent and editor of wheelsforwomen. Geraldine is also a regular contributor to Good Housekeeping (UK) and to RTÉ Radio One, Newstalk, TodayFM and BBC Radio. You can follow Geraldine on Twitter at @GerHerbert1

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