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Winter Emergency Car Kit

Winter Road

Assembling a proper winter emergency car kit can make a real difference should you experience slippery roads in Hicksville. But what should the best car emergency kit contain? Use these parts tips to discover what should be inside your winter car safety kit and drive with confidence during the coldest months of the year. 

Winter Car Safety Kit

Winters can get harsh in Bayside, so having a winter emergency car kit in your vehicle is a smart way to stay safe during extreme weather conditions. To prepare for the unexpected, collect the following items to make up the ideal emergency tool kit for your car: 

  • Flat tire kit
  • Battery cables
  • Ice scraper
  • Portable shovel
  • Cell phone charger
  • Basic first-aid kit
  • Flashlight
  • Warning signaling cones
  • Backup batteries
  • Safety vest
  • Roadside triangles

It’s also a smart idea to keep some common winter items in your winter car safety kit, such as gloves, socks, a blanket, boots, a hat, and a rain poncho. Should you find yourself stranded in Huntington, these cozy items will keep you warm until help arrives. 

Stay Safe During Winter Road Trips

Planning a long road trip outside Hempstead this winter? When journeying far from home, the best car emergency kit will also include: 

  • Food and water: Water bottles and food with a long shelf life are good to have on hand, such as protein bars, granola, and trail mix.
  • Tow strap: If you get stuck in a ditch, this helpful tool allows a second vehicle to pull you out. Your owner’s manual will explain how to use a tow strap.
  • Fire extinguisher: Find a fire extinguisher designed for automotive use to keep on hand in the event of a small fire. 

Important Safety Tips

Accidents can be stressful, but if you find yourself in an emergency situation it’s important to never leave your vehicle. Staying inside your car will not only help keep you warm, but help emergency responders find you once they arrive. If you wander away to search for help you could be putting yourself at risk. Packing an emergency tool kit for your car will give you added protection until help arrives at the scene. 

Be Prepared for Winter With Platinum Volkswagen!

In addition to assembling a winter emergency car kit, there are many things you can do to prepare your vehicle for winter. If you need help changing your tires to prepare for snow or need to catch up on your regularly scheduled maintenance, schedule service with our team at Platinum Volkswagen today. We offer a variety of service and parts specials to make maintaining your car easy and affordable. 

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