It's the worst-case scenario in sub-zero temperatures; becoming stranded in your car.But if you do, we have advice. The state of Indiana says with the frigid cold temperatures and high winds we're experiencing, a disabled or stranded vehicle could make for a life or death situation for the driver and passengers. Authorities suggest you let someone know your route of travel. Always keep your gas tank full when driving in cold weather. Carry a winter survival kit in your car which iinclude: blankets, extra warm clothes, flashlight, extra batteries, brightly colored cloth, sand or a bag of cat litter, shovel, candles and matches, non perishable food for energy, newspapers (for insulation), a first aid kit and jumper cables.