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Building a Winter Emergency Car Kit

Winter Tire

 

What should you put in your winter car safety kit? Most drivers know that a winter emergency car kit should have items like an ice scraper and basic first aid supplies, but your shopping list shouldn’t end there. Schedule your winter tune-up at our service center and read on to find out what you should keep in your vehicle at all times.

What Should You Put in Your Winter Car Safety Kit?

Slick icy roads and unpredictable weather are common features during the winters of Rumson and Colts Neck, and with extreme weather conditions on the rise, building the best car emergency kit that you can is more important than ever.

It never hurts to be more prepared, but your winter emergency kit checklist should at least include each of the following:

Basic Safety Gear and Tools

  • Battery cables
  • Ice scraper
  • Portable shovel
  • Basic first-aid kit
  • Cell phone charger
  • Camera
  • Flat tire kit

Items to Keep You Safe When Stranded

  • Flashlight
  • Warning signaling cones
  • Backup batteries
  • Safety vest
  • Roadside triangles

Items to Keep You WArm

  • Gloves
  • Blanket
  • Rain poncho
  • Rags
  • Boots
  • Socks
  • Hat

When Should You Stock Your Winter Car Emergency Kit?

If you already have an emergency tool kit for your car—which might include gloves, a lug wrench, jumper cables, or even a jack—keep these items close by. Although you might not want to keep your snow car emergency kit with you all the time, it’s a good idea to start stowing these items at around the same time when you’d equip winter tires—whenever the weather starts to fall below 45 degrees fahrenheit. Hoping to be more prepared for this year’s winter? Check out our service tips and tricks.

Planning for Long Road Trips This Winter

Getting stuck far from home during the winter is a worst-case scenario for many Red Bank area drivers, but there are several things you can do to help keep you and your passengers safer during these emergencies. Here’s what you should keep in mind:

  • If you’re driving through an area where going off the road is a real possibility, your winter car emergency kit should also include a tow strap.
  • Fire extinguishers come in all sizes, and it’s a good idea to keep a small one on hand in case of a fire—even in the winter.
  • It’s also a good idea to store some drinkable water in your vehicle, along with food that you can eat in an emergency. Long-lasting supplies like granola and protein bars would only need to be replaced once every six months or so.
  • No matter what kind of emergency you’re facing, you should never leave your vehicle and strike out on your own. Your winter car safety kit should be designed to keep you safe while you wait for help to arrive.

Scheduling a tune-up before any long drive is a good way to ensure that your vehicle never lets you down on the road! This applies in any season, but it’s especially important during the colder months.

Prepare for Winter with Land Rover Monmouth

Whether you want us to look over your winter car safety kit or you’d like someone to inspect your battery, the team at our service center can help! Start exploring our current service specials and stop in today.

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