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Creating a Winter Emergency Car Kit

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There’s no reason to be worried about inclement weather on the road when you have a winter emergency car kit handy! The best way to prepare for a tough winter is to gather some handy items to create a winter car safety kit. The team at Holiday Automotive has prepared a guide to help you make your own so you can hit the roads with confidence all year-round. Rely on our service professionals to teach you how to put together an emergency tool kit for your car! We can teach you plenty of things, including how to jump-start a car.

How to Build Your Winter Car Safety Kit

The best car emergency kit includes a wide range of items to help you prepare for a variety of scenarios. Because winter storms can hit at any time, it’s best to prepare your winter emergency car kit in advance. Another good tip is to follow your car’s regular maintenance schedule to help lower the chances of your car breaking down in tough weather.

Here are some items we think will be useful in your emergency tool kit for your car:

  • Battery cables
  • First-aid kit
  • Cell phone charger
  • Ice scraper
  • Portable shovel
  • Flat tire kit

Additionally, it’s a good idea to include items like gloves, a blanket, a rain poncho, a pair of boots, and a hat to be prepared for the elements. You can even gather items that will help you in case you get stranded, including a flashlight, warning signaling cones, a safety vest, roadside triangles, and backup batteries. You’ll have the best car emergency kit around if you can get a hold of all of the above items.

How to Prepare for Winter Road Trips

Building a winter car safety kit is a great idea if you plan to go on road trips or long drives throughout the winter season. Here are a few bonus items for your winter emergency car kit:

  • Fire extinguisher: While chances of a small fire may be slim, it’s a good idea to have an extinguisher on hand that’s intended for automotive use if you’re putting more strain on your vehicle than usual.
  • Tow Strap: This will be especially helpful should your vehicle get stuck in a ditch or a snowbank and you need assistance from another vehicle to get you back on the road. Be sure to check your owner’s manual for specific details about using a tow strap.
  • Food & Water: Long-lasting food and water is a great addition to a winter emergency car kit. Include things like granola, protein bars, and water that won’t go bad quickly.

Learn More from the Experts at Holiday Automotive!

Now that you know a bit more about creating the best car emergency kit, take a look at some of our other service tips and tricks. We’re always happy to educate our customers on car care! And if you need regularly-scheduled maintenance or are planning a longer winter trip, feel free to schedule service online at your convenience. We hope to be your resource for all things auto in the greater Fond du Lac area!

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