Preparing for winter: Things you should always have in your vehicle

Winters can be rough in Michigan, and snow is usually not in short supply. Being prepared when you are out on the road is essential when the weather can be unpredictable. At Bachmann Insurance Agency in Flushing, MI, we are independent insurance agents, and we will make sure that you are prepared for winter with the right auto insurance to protect you. 

What to have in your vehicle for winter

A shovel

Having a folding shovel can come in very handy if your vehicle gets buried in the snow.  Throwing it in your trunk or the back of your vehicle can save you from being stuck. 

A blanket

If you do get stuck in your vehicle for a few minutes or even a few hours, it is nice to have a warm blanket to cuddle up with to keep the cold Michigan winter out. 

The correct documents

No matter what the weather, you need to have the correct documents in your vehicle. This includes your vehicle registration, your current insurance coverage card, and your driver’s license. 


If you are out, and it snows while you are at work or in the store, having sand or salt or a combination can help you get the traction you need to be able to get going. Especially if it is icy, the salt can melt the ice. 

A Halo

A Halo can give you a charge if your battery is objecting to the cold; it also can inflate your tire if the cold has caused it to lose pressure.  

Water and snacks

Having water and snacks in your vehicle can be a lifesaver if you are stuck in a traffic jam due to the ugly winter weather.  Make sure you choose snacks that have some shelf life, not fresh fruits or cookies. 

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