Winter Emergency Car Kit

Woman scaping snow off windshield

Winter has arrived, which means it is more important than ever to get your vehicle ready to handle treacherous road conditions around Vineland. At Volkswagen of Salem County, we’ve prepared this guide for a winter car safety kit that will come in handy when you encounter icy roadways. Turn to the experts for tips on car maintenance.

What Should I Have in My Winter Car Safety Kit?

Winter weather is unpredictable. So are you ready if you come across slick road conditions, snowstorms, and more? The team at Volkswagen of Salem County wants to makes sure drivers have the necessary items in the event they get stranded or their vehicle breaks down. If you are preparing a winter car safety kit, be sure to include the following items.

An emergency tool kit for your car should contain:

  • Items to help when stranded: flashlight, warning signaling cones, backup batteries, safety vest, and roadside triangles
  • Common winter items: gloves, blanket, rain poncho, rags, boots, a hat. Pack anything to keep you warm if you get stranded during a snowstorm.
  • Battery cables
  • Ice scraper
  • Portable shovel
  • Basic first-aid kit
  • Cell phone charger
  • Camera
  • Flat tire kit

How to Prep for Long Road Trips This Winter

If you are planning on taking a long road trip this winter or are traveling for the holidays, there are a few things to keep in mind. You may want to also include these additional items.

  • Tow strap: If your vehicle gets stuck in a ditch, you may require the assistance of another vehicle to get you out. That is where a tow strap can come in handy. Remember to consult your owner’s manual to know how to properly use a tow strap with your particular make and model.
  • Fire extinguisher: Keep a fire extinguisher that is designed for automotive use in your vehicle.
  • Long-lasting food and water: For long trips or in the event you get stranded, it is a good idea to keep some food and water on hand. Granola, protein bars, and water typically don’t need to be replaced for six months.

Get Ready for Winter with Volkswagen of Salem County

Do you have an emergency tool kit for your car? If not, it is easy to create one featuring the items above. Learn more about the winter car safety kit with the service team at Volkswagen of Salem County. If you are looking for additional tips for driving this winter, do not hesitate to reach out to us.

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