What’s in a Winter Safety Kit?

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Winter Car Emergency Safety Kit

With winter fast approaching, the best thing you can do is to prepare for its arrival by ensuring that you’re ready for the dangers that can come with it. Emergencies and vehicle breakdowns can happen to anyone and to any vehicle. If they do happen to you while you’re on the road, you’ll want to be ready and prepared by having a winter car emergency kit in your vehicle that can help keep you safe and out of danger. Keep reading to learn more about what a winter safety kit is and what’s in them, so you can build your own and be ready for anything.

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15 Things You Want in a Winter Car Emergency Safety Kit

To help you get prepared and ready for a winter breakdown in your vehicle, here are some of the most important items you can have in your vehicle if something does happen while on the road. These items are essential in a winter car emergency safety kit whether you’re building your own, or purchasing one.

  1. Jumper cables (battery booster cables)
  2. Ice scraper
  3. Blankets, hat and gloves
  4. Small portable shovel
  5. Cellphone charger
  6. First-aid kit
  7. Water & food
  8. Flashlight and extra batteries
  9. Multi-tool kit
  10. Road Flares
  11. Bag of sand or cat litter (for traction when stuck)
  12. Winter boots
  13. Can of tire sealant
  14. Lighter and box of matches
  15. Road triangles/cones

This basic winter car emergency safety kit includes all the essentials you’ll need if you have an emergency kit or vehicle breakdown while driving and can help you stay safe while waiting for help to arrive. Be sure to pack all these supplies and any others that you think you may need in your vehicle before winter arrives, so you can be prepared for and ready for anything. If you need help or have any questions, please contact Southside Dodge and we’ll be happy to help.

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