Prepare an Emergency Car Kit for Winter
What to Pack in Your Winter Emergency Car Kit
At Aurora Chrysler, we strive to keep you safe on the road. Our aim is for our community to be well-informed on how to best navigate driving in the winter season. When it comes to winter driving, safety should be a priority. Icy roads and reduced visibility make for hazardous conditions and increase the chances of collisions. Winter also brings the possibility of snowstorms that may leave you stranded on the side of the road or stuck in deep snow. Along with essentials like winter tires and proper vehicle maintenance, you should ensure you pack an emergency kit in your car that's specific to winter. Here's a comprehensive list of what you should include.
Highlights of your emergency kit should include items that will get you out of a tricky situation as fast as possible. A snow brush, antifreeze, and windshield washer fluid are essential. Be sure you also have jumper cables for when your battery dies and a tow rope in case your car gets stuck.
2.Warmth and Sustenance
Since you don't know how long you'll be stuck out in the cold, it's essential you pack extra clothing and a warm blanket. Be sure you have proper snowshoes, thick socks, and warm gloves in your vehicle. You should also have water bottles and non-perishable foods.
3.First Aid Items
While you should ensure you carry a first aid kit all year round, it's more important than ever to have it on hand during winter. Your first aid kit should also include a seat belt cutter, a whistle, and a fire extinguisher. We also recommend you carry a road flare or warning light as well as a flashlight or candle and matches.
Contact Aurora Chrysler for More Safety Tips
Our expert Service Centre in Aurora, Ontario, is ready to help you properly prepare for the upcoming winter season. Whether you're in Vaughan, Brampton, Toronto, or Mississauga, our dealership is only a short drive away. Schedule a service appointment today!