What to have in the winter car safety kit?

December 15th, 2021 by

Winter Car Safety Kit  

Winter is already on its way. It’s also never too late to double-check your winter auto emergency pack to ensure everything is in working order. Driving on slick or snow-covered roads, poor visibility, and biting cold may all make driving difficult, if not dangerous, during the winter months. Due to the greater risk of becoming trapped in your automobile during the winter, it is also vital to dress warmly before leaving the house. What should be included in a winter car safety kit? Read this blog by CrossPointe Motor Cars to learn about the essential items to put in your car’s winter emergency kit.  

Must-Have Items for Winter Car Emergency Kits  

Numerous items can be handy in a trapped winter emergency situation. Experts agree that a winter emergency kit should include the following items: 

  • Food that won’t spoil, such as energy bars  
  • Water—plastic bottles that won’t break if the water freezes (replace them every six months)  
  • Blanket  
  • Extra clothing and shoes or boots  
  • First aid kit with seatbelt cutter  
  • Small shovel, scraper, and snowbrush  
  • Candle in a deep can and matches  
  • Wind?up flashlight  
  • Whistle—in case you need to attract attention  
  • Roadmaps  
  • Copy of your emergency plan  

Essentials for Winter Emergency Safety Kit for Long-Distance Trips  

Used Vehicle on Snowy Terrain

You should keep these goods in your car if you plan to travel across the country or travel great distances to see family for the winter.  

  1. Fire extinguisher: A minor fire can quickly spiral out of control, so having one on hand is always a smart idea.  

  1. Tow strap: If your car becomes stuck in a ditch or a snowbank, a tow strap is a helpful equipment that can help you get unstuck with the help of another vehicle.  

  1. Non-perishable foods: Water, cereal, protein bars, other non-perishable foods, etc.  

You can also check out our various servicing tips and tricks to prepare for the long winter road trip. Or contact us here at CrossPointe Motor Cars if you want to schedule a service!   

[Also read: What Are the Best Cars for Winter Driving in Winchester, VA?]   

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