Building a Winter Emergency Car Kit

Car Tire on Snow

In O'Fallon and Caseyville, winter road conditions can come up about six months out of the year, and drivers to be prepared. Auffenberg Dealer Group has created a guide for preparing a winter car safety kit, so you can have peace of mind knowing that you are ready for whatever weather conditions you encounter.

What Do You Need for a Winter Car Safety Kit?

The unpredictable weather and slick roads can be a challenge for even the most skilled East St. Louis drivers. That is why it is essential to have the necessary items in the event you get stranded or your vehicle breaks down during frigid temperatures.

Items you should add to your emergency tool kit for your car include:

  • Items to help when stranded: flashlight, warning signaling cones, backup batteries, safety vest, and roadside triangles
  • Battery cables
  • Ice scraper
  • Portable shovel
  • Basic first-aid kit
  • Cell phone charger
  • Camera
  • Flat tire kit
  • Common winter items: gloves, blanket, rain poncho, rags, boots, a hat. Pack anything to keep you warm if you are stuck in your vehicle during a blizzard.
Car Winter Emergency Kit

What Do You Need for Your Winter Road Trip?

Many drivers do a lot of traveling during the holiday season and may encounter a variety of road conditions. Be prepared for your long road trip with the following items.

  • Tow strap: If your vehicle happens to get stuck in a ditch, this is an item that can help another vehicle pull your car out. Before you use a tow strap, you will want to take a look at your owner’s manual for recommendations.
  • Fire extinguisher: Have a fire extinguisher that is intended for automotive use in your vehicle at all times.
  • Long-lasting food and water: Granola, protein bars, and water can be kept in your vehicle for several months and can come in handy if you are stranded for several hours.

Be Prepared for Winter With Auffenberg Dealer Group!

Are you prepared with an emergency tool kit for your car? If not, you can find out more about a winter car safety kit from the experts at Auffenberg Dealer Group. Do not hesitate to reach out with any questions. Remember to also keep your vehicle well-maintained year-round.

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