What should a winter emergency car kit have?
Now that winter is quickly approaching its time to make sure you and your vehicle are ready. We’ve already discussed how to get your vehicle ready for winter, but today we’re going to take a closer look at what you should have in your emergency winter car kit. It is important to always think ahead. Even if you never have to use it, you will feel more confident and at ease just knowing you have it.
5 Things to Keep in Your Car This Winter
- First Aid Kit
It is always good to have a first aid kit in your vehicle. It will help if anyone gets any minor injuries while on the road.
- Extra Winter Clothes
If your car breaks down in the winter, you and your passengers will get cold fast. It can help to have extra coats, mittens, hats and blankets in your trunk just in case you find yourself stranded in the middle of winter.
- Ice Scraper/Shovel
You never know when a snow storm is going to strike. An ice scraper will help you clear off your vehicle and a shovel can help if your wheel get stuck. Snow can accumulate fast, so it’s important to be prepared.
It’s always smart to have some non-perishable food in your vehicle. You never know if you might get stuck, or you just need a snack. Some good snacks to keep on hand would be granola bars, trail mix or beef jerky.
- Jumper Cables
This is something you should always keep in your vehicle. Your vehicle’s battery can get overly cold at night and it might need a jump to get going again.
These are just a few important things to keep in your vehicle this winter. If you need further help getting your vehicle ready for winter, call or visit Go Toyota on the Trail. We can help get you a service appointment to make sure your vehicle is ready for the cold weather ahead. Call or visit us in Edmonton AB today!