If you've moved to the Quad Cities this year, perhaps in some of the warmer months, then you've already heard our winters are a new experience you might not have yet had if you're moving from somewhere warmer. Chances are, you transferred here for your job, whether you work for Kraft, John Deere, or Purina.

There are some things you should equip yourself with before the harshness of a midwest winter comes, and I write this from decades of experience.

Winter Advice for Quad Cities Transplants

Once you're through these, then it's time to make sure your vehicle is ready to go for this winter.

Essential Winter Emergency Kit Items

Winter season in the Quad Cities means cold temperatures, heavy snow, and slick roads. Hopefully, you won't ever need to tap into your winter emergency kit, but it's better to have one in your car than to be unprepared. Make sure you have these essential items in your car before winter arrives in the Quad Cities.


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