What Items Should be in Your Winter Emergency Kit?

By Product Expert | Posted in Maintenance, Seasonal, Tips and Tricks on Thursday, January 30th, 2020 at 9:27 pm
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Build a Great Winter Emergency Vehicle Kit!

Winter is here and with it comes a variety of hazards and challenges for you to face! These issues are often the elements, whether that be icy roads or freezing cold, and both can put you in a bad situation. Either way, it’s here and you need to face it – though you don’t have to do it alone! We’re here to help, and we’ll start by helping you compile the perfect vehicle emergency kit! Continue reading below to learn more! 

Prepare for Traveling Beforehand

Before you assemble your kit, you should make sure your vehicle is prepared to travel! This includes making sure you have your tire chains, if used, fitted properly and that your tires have good pressure for the cold weather. You should also make sure that you check your vehicle’s battery, lights, heater, and defroster before embarking. 

Finally, make sure you have your radio programmed with emergency messages and traffic reports in mind, as you don’t want to be caught unawares. 

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Building Your Winter Kit

When you’re building your kit the most important thing is to keep yourself warm. You do this by packing items like a blanket, gloves, boots, and similar in order to make sure you have the highest possible body heat. You also want to make sure you have batteries, a flashlight, and snacks to keep your energy high. Additionally, you’ll want to pack tire chains, a spare set, an ice/snow remover tool, jumper cables, and road flares, just for extra safety. 

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These items will be essential for keeping you secure on the road, and in the event of an emergency. However, they are not all you should do to prepare your vehicle for winter driving! To learn more, about what you can do, or to have your vehicle serviced, contact our dealership today! 


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