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Winter Car Emergency Kit

The chilly Winter Season is already upon us! It’s time when we wake up welcoming darker skies with a layer of frozen snow on our cars. As we all know, the heavy winter can get messy due to low temperatures and enough snow. It is common to get stuck on a road with our vehicles and experience delays. 

So are you and your car prepared before the winter storm hit you? If not, we’ve got you covered! It’s critical to get prepared in advance when things get chilly. In this post, we’ll explain to you how to prepare well against winter emergencies and the items you need to have on hand when traveling. 

Here We Go: 

Water & Snacks: In winter, small water bottles are better to pack in the car. People can get trapped in their cars for days during blizzards, however, that may be an uncommon event these days. Just in case, keep some non-perishable food and water bottles in the car. 

You’ll feel better at ease if you eat something, even if you only have to wait for a few hours for a tow truck! If the roads are in bad shape, the wait can be prolonged. In these circumstances, having water and snacks in your car will be helpful. Also, don’t forget to pack snacks for your kids because they might become irritable and hungry in this circumstance.

Blankets & Winter Clothing: In your car, especially in winter, keep an emergency blanket in a dry area. A spare pair of socks and a pair of gloves could keep you warm and dry in an emergency. 
Even though blankets take up a lot of space, these will be useful if you are stuck in a car without a heater. These supplies support maintaining body heat.

Medical kit: If a person is hurt in a car accident, a first aid kit is essential. Even though it’s necessary all year round, this is one of the most crucial items to have in your car during the winter because it may take longer for emergency vehicles to arrive if it’s snowing. While waiting for help, provide the victim with basic first aid.

Cell Phone Charger: Try to charge your phone before you start driving, but also keep a charger for your phone in your car at all times. If you get stuck or are in a car accident, you’ll need your phone to call for help.

Rope/Jumper cables: To get your automobile out of the snow, use a tow chain. The battery of an automobile can suffer in cold weather. 
If your car’s battery is dead, you won’t be able to use the heater to stay warm because the car won’t start. It’s unpleasant to wait in the cold for a jump start. If you have jumper cables with you, the wait time won’t be as long.

Flashlight: A flashlight can be helpful for signaling oncoming traffic or fixing issues under the hood. It will also come in handy if you have to walk at night to find help.

All of these items should be kept in your car at all times during the winter, but before you leave, check that your wipers are in good condition and that you have petrol. 

During the winter, always have half a tank of gas in your car, and make sure your wiper blades are in good condition. You might want to consider purchasing snow tires as well.

You’re not completely helpless if you get stuck. With the right emergency supplies, you can make a potentially tragic scenario safer. 

Some Useful DOs To Ready Your Car For Winter Emergencies:

Have your car serviced as frequently as the manufacturer advises. Additionally, each autumn, carry out the following:

  • Check the antifreeze level yourself using an antifreeze tester, or have the radiator system serviced.
  • Make use of winterized windshield wiper fluid.
  • Verify the tread depth and air pressure of your car’s tires. Replace any worn tires and inflate low tires to the recommended pressure for your car.
  • To assist prevent frost in the tank and fuel lines, keep the gas tank nearly full.
  • Keep your car running smoothly. The heater, defroster, brakes, brake fluid, ignition, emergency flashers, exhaust, oil, and the battery should all be checked.

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