Winter Emergency Car Kit

Snowy road in winter aerial view
As you prepare yourself and your home for those frigid months, it’s just as important to ensure that your vehicle is ready for the winter roads and dangerous weather with the best car emergency kit. Jackson Family of Dealerships has you covered with the one guide you’ll need to create a solid winter car safety kit that will keep you prepared to face the icy roads with confidence. Here are a few tips to get you started.

Creating a Winter Emergency Car Kit

Winter brings with it those icy roads and unpredictable conditions that we prepare ourselves and our homes for. We at Jackson Family of Dealerships are committed to ensuring that your car is as ready as you are for the potential for emergency situations. Before you head out, make sure you’re staying on top of basic preventative measures, such as following oil change and tire rotation guidelines for your vehicle. What follows is an emergency tool kit you’ll want to have in your winter car safety kit should you find yourself in an emergency.

A few items for your emergency car kit include:

  • Everyday winter items to keep you warm and dry (a hat, boots, poncho, blanket, and gloves)
  • A flat tire kit
  • A camera/smartphone
  • Phone charger
  • First-aid kit
  • Shovel
  • Ice scraper
  • Battery cables
  • Batteries
  • Items to signal help (roadside triangles, safety vest, warning signal cones, flashlight)

Winter Emergency Car Kit for Long Road Trips

Should you drive a distance this winter, you’ll want to keep the items mentioned in the previous section on creating your emergency tool kit and a few that will keep you prepared over the long haul for the best winter car safety kit:

  • Non-perishable food and water store: Protein bars, granola, and water can stay fresh for months in your vehicle, which makes them a must for your car on long winter trips.
  • Fire extinguisher: Pack a fire extinguisher intended for use on automobiles for those unexpected emergencies.
  • Tow strap: A tow strap is an essential item for pulling your vehicle out of a ditch. Refer to your vehicle’s specific owner’s manual for proper tow strap usage.

Prepare for Winter With Jackson Family of Dealerships!

Now that you’ve gotten the basics for your winter car safety kit, learn more about how you can handle an emergency this time of year with our team of professionals at Jackson Family of Dealerships. Contact us to schedule service or with any questions about how to prepare for a winter emergency in your vehicle!

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