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Top 10 Winter Car Kits

Essentials Car Kit

It’s that time of year again – the Christmas lights come on, festivity is in the air and many people await a holiday to end off the year. It’s also the time to check your car and make sure it’s in tip top shape to see you through the harsh winter months. Checking your car is one of those things, you never think anything will ever happen to you - but it's worth preparing for the 'just in case'.

Helping you to get organised this winter, we've put together a Top 10 list of the best Winter Car Kits – those that range from all out luxurious to those that are reasonably priced and real value for your money.

10. The Executive Winter Kit from Carmats4u.com at £29

Executive Winter KitThe Executive Winter Kit

This is number 10 on our list because it really is a fully equipped pack of car essentials at a good price. You'd normally buy this pack for about £70, but if you buy it through Carmats4u.com you will get it at a generous £29! They do everything car related, you can visit www.carmats4u.com for to view their range. This pack would definitely help in an emergency breakdown or roadside assistance situation.

Included in the pack:

  • Holdall with velcro strips
  • Wind up torch
  • Snow/ice shoe grippers
  • High visibility vest
  • Holts 300ml de-Icer
  • 2 hand warmers
  • Foil heat blanket
  • 400ml insulated travel mug
  • Ice scraper/snow brush combo
  • 4 Traction vehicle mats
  • Holts 500ml screenwash
  • Knitted beany hat
  • De-mister pad
  • Bug shifter sponge

9. Winter Car Emergency Kit from Evaq8 at £68.40

Winter Car Emergency KitWinter Kit from Evaq8

We love this emergency kit because it's packed full of supplies, it even comes with food. Just throw this kit into your boot and head off on your journey - they have everything covered. Eva8q specialises in car kits and has a diverse range of winter kits to choose from, each is comprehensive and ticks our box for value for money. Visit Eva8Q online at www.eva8q.co.uk to take a look at what they offer.

Included in the pack:

    • Thermal blanket
    • Wind up LED torch
    • Double folding shovel
    • Ice scraper
    • Windscreen de-icer spray
    • High visibilty vest
    • Emergency whistle
    • First aid kit
    • Long life drinking water
    • Long life emergency food ration
    • 2 Emergency foil blankets
    • 2 Emergency light sticks
    • 2 Instant hand warmers
    • Thermal survival bag
    • Carry bag

    8. Winter Car Emergency Kit from Amazon at £39.99

    Winter Car Emergency KitWinter Kit from Amazon

    Number 8 on our Top 10 list is a winter kit from Amazon. This kit is worth keeping in your car all year round - most things come packed in separate compartments making it easy to store.

    Included in the pack:

    • Luxury carry case
    • Set of jump cables
    • Shovel with compass
    • Snow scraper
    • Emergency blanket
    • Pair of gloves
    • 2 Candles
    • 1 Torch
    • 2 Handwarmers
    • 1 Whistle
    • 1 First aid kit

    7. Deluxe Car Survival Kit from SP Services at £119.94

    This kit is quite pricy, but it offers a great deal of gadgets and tools that will prove helpful should you get caught out in the cold. This deluxe kit contains essential items for survival in case of a breakdown or being stranded in wintery weather conditions. Visit SP online at www.spservices.co.uk.

    Included in the pack:

    • 2 Cyalume 15cm snaplight Lightstick - 12hour
    • 2 Cyalume 15cm snaplight Lightstick - 12hour
    • Small two part rescue shovel
    • Cotton cellular blanket
    • Pack of 10 alcohol free cleansing wipes
    • Padded emergency bag with small clear badge pocket
    • 4 Quick heat patches
    • 2 Mediwrap high protection blankets
    • Hotcan - 2 bangers and Heinz beans / 2 vegetable chilli (Vegan)

    6. Winter Snow Kit from Consumabulbs at £49.95

    This winter kit features the extras like shoe grips and a mini first aid kit along with the usual winter essentials. Consumabulbs sell a range of winter car products including replacement and upgrade car bulbs, headlight bulbs, Osram bulbs, windscreen repair kits and AA travel products. Visit them, www.consumabulbs.com, to see other their other winter car kits.

    Included in the pack:

    • AA travel mug
    • All weather torch
    • Reflective vest
    • AA folding snow shovel
    • AA de-icing salt
    • AA snow and ice grips
    • AA emergency blankets
    • AA micro first aid kit

    5. Comprehensive Winter Kit from MicksGarage.com at £35.11

    Comprehensive Winter KitCar Kit from Micks Garage

    MicksGarage.com is the 'one stop shop' for all your car needs. Not only will you be able to get a winter essentials kit but if you need your wiper blades replaced, new lights or mirrors - MicksGarage.com will help you, they are the car part expert and their range of winter kits are pretty good, check them out online at www.micksgarage.com.

    Included in the pack:

    • Antifreeze
    • Telescopic snow shovel
    • Gummi Pflege - a unique product that stops your car doors from freezing shut!
    • De-icer spray
    • Anti-frost screen wash
    • Heavy duty ice scraper
    • Rain-X - disperses rain, sleet and snow (ideal for windscreen, side and rear windows, headlights and side view mirrors)

    4. Large Winter Car Kit from De-Ice at £31

    Large Winter Car KitWinter Kit from De-Ice

    British weather is unpredictable and it can change at any minute. That's why it is worth having a winter essentials kit in your boot. The kit from De-Ice comes packed in a handy bag which is easy to store. De-Ice deal solely with removing ice from the roads and we trust them to provide a worthwhile kit, visit their online store, www.de-ice.co.uk.

    Included in the pack:

    • High visibility vest
    • Gloves
    • Screenwash
    • Emergency blanket
    • Triangle
    • Torch
    • De-icer
    • Ice scraper
    • Traction mats

    3. Winter Driving Kit from RAC at £19.99

    The RAC winter kit comes in a hard, bright orange case! Keep it in the boot of your car in case of a winter emergency. This case and its contents are affordable and reliable. Visit them online at www.racshop.co.uk

    Included in the pack:

    • 300ml de-icer
    • 500ml screen wash
    • Foil blanket
    • Demist pad
    • Hand wipes
    • Wind up torch
    • Ice scraper

    2. AA Winter Car Kit from Care4car at £19.99

    AA Winter Car KitAA Winter Car Kit

    The AA Winter Driving Car Kit is a compact, easy to store kit that could be a real lifesaver in the snow! A must have for your car this winter, the Winter Driving Car Kit comes in a cargo style zipped carry bag with a handle for easy transportation. Car4Care has loads of car gadgets - interesting things that will surely be useful to keep in your car, visit their online store at www.care4car.com

    Included in the pack:

    • Storage bag
    • Folding snow shovel
    • High visibility vest
    • Emergency foil blanket
    • Dynamo torch

    1. Winter Car Kit by Viking at £7.20

    Winter Car KitViking Car Kit

    One of the more budget bundles but none-the-less useful - this kit should be a winter staple in your car. This kit comes from Viking - with one litre of screenwash and two cans of de-icer spray, it's definitely value for money and it may even last you until next winter so we'd consider this one a worthwhile buy. Even if it's one that accompanies a more comprehensive kit. Visit them online - www.viking-direct.co.uk.

    Included in the pack:

    • 5L Screen wash
    • 2 Cans 300ml de-icer spray
    • Hand ice scraper
    • Chamois demister pad

    Drive Safe

    Last Updated: December 2012

Sarah Matthews

Sarah Matthews

Having grown up in Johannesburg, Sarah left the sunny shores of South Africa for London. Always excited to experience new places, meet interesting people and indulge in different cultures, she definitely loves to travel and write about it.