Nothing Beats Being Prepared

11 Essential Items for Winter Driving Survival

December 2, 2013 Buying Guides By
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If the Farmer’s Almanac has anything to say about this upcoming winter, it’s that it’ll be the worst we’ve seen in a while. But your life doesn’t stop when the snow starts to fall. No, you still need to get to work, got grocery shopping and see family for the holidays. That said, Old Man Winter doesn’t care about any of that, so it’s best to take and be safe.

The first step in safely battling through the impending harsh winter months is being properly prepared. Sure, you’ve got the best AWD system, top-of-the-line winter tires and car control skills worth bragging about, but sometimes the Fates just have it out for you. When that’s the case, you want to be able to rest easy knowing you have the right tools for the situation. Below is a list of essential tools to make your life easier out on the roads this winter.



Cold Snap Gloves by Carhartt $46


JNC770R 1700 Peak Amp Jump Starter by Jump-N-Carry $146


4004 Red Aluminum Sport Utility Shovel by AAA $20



Subzero 52″ Super Extender Snowbroom by Hopkins $23

Even the Odds with Better Tires


Every pro driver will tell you a car is only as good as its tires. You can go out of your way to get a car with the best handling and the most intelligent AWD system on the market, but if you can’t put the power down or get traction, all those millions of dollars in R&D are worth nil. Read the Story


Escaper Buddy Orange Traction Mat by Maxsa $137


K-Summit Snow Chains by Thule $416



76-Piece Excursion Road Kit by AAA $70


Escape Bivy by SOL $60

And if You Do Get Stuck


Here are a few tips and tricks that’ll get you and your car out of a snow bank and, hopefully, to work on time. Read the Story


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