Traveling this winter? Here’s what to keep in your car in case you get stuck

Road conditions can change drastically when winter weather is in the area

Winter weather will be here before we know it, and many things can go wrong when we're out on the roads.

So before you buckle up to head out over the river and through the woods to grandmother's house, you're going to want to prepare for the worst.

Don't leave any of these items in your car this winter

Here's a list of items that AAA recommends should be included in your winter weather driving kit:

  • Cell phone and charger
  • First-aid kit
  • Flares or reflective triangles
  • Jumper cables
  • Flashlight with extra batteries
  • Ice scraper, snow brush and shovel
  • Tire chains
  • Tire gauge
  • Bag of abrasive materials like sand, cat litter or traction mats
  • Blankets
  • Gloves, hats and scarves
  • Basic tool kit
  • Paper towels or rags