Winter is officially here in New York with most of the state seeing falling temperatures and falling snow.

If you plan to be out and about this winter there are certain things that you need to keep in your car to be safe. You never know when you might find yourself stuck on the side of the road in the cold, or maybe stuck in the snow for an extended period of time.

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It is better to be prepared and not need an item than to need it and not have it.

Here are 5 things that should be in every car in New York during the winter.

Snow brush and ice scraper

Having the ability to clear off your car and keep your windows nice and clean is key during the winter months.
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Flashlight

Getting stuck is not ideal, getting stuck in the dark is even worse. Having a flashlight means always having a light source no matter what.
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Non-perishable snacks

Hopefully, you will never be stuck in your car for days but with blizzards that could happen. Having some snacks in the car will be helpful just in case.
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First Aid Kit

Having a first aid kit is key just in case you are hurt while stuck in your car.
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Jumper Cables

The worst thing in the winter is getting to your car and it won't start. Sure you can call for help, but it could be a while before it arrives. Having jumper cables will allow you to get help from anyone near you with a car.
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Those are some key things to have in your trunk just in case you don't get to where you are going in time.

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