Driving in winter can lead to hazardous road conditions, unforeseen dangers or slow traffic. If you want to have a safe drive during winter, follow certain steps. Prepare your car for winter by checking ignition, brakes, hoses, fan belts, spark plugs, air, emission filters, battery, sidewall wear etc. During winter you should keep certain items like shovel, tow and tire chains, tool kit, full tank of gas, jumper cables in your trunk. Some essential supplies that should always remain in the car include compass, first aid kit, ice scraper, working flashlight and extra batteries, non perishable, high-energy foods etc. To keep you warm do carry heavy woolen mittens, socks, cap and blankets. Do check the forecast on the web, radio, TV, cable weather channel or in daily papers before starting your drive. Any temperature that is 90 degree Fahrenheit above or 20 degree Fahrenheit below zero will affect driving conditions and can pose serious problems. So avoid driving during such time.