With thw change of season from fall to winter definitely comes some challenges when it comes to driving. Driving in the snow can be tricky, especially during those heavy storms. Getting stranded in a snow storm is never fun, but luckily there are ways that you can help yourself be more prepared in unexpected situations during the winter months.
A great way to stay prepared for any situation in the snow is to have a winter kit packed in your vehicle's trunk. Think of it as a way to put your ducks in a row. The more prepared you are for an emergency situation, the better off you'll be!
We recommend making sure that you have the following items packed in your trunk this winter:
- Spare tire
- Tire changing kit - jack, wrench, wheel wedges
- Emergency phone numbers
- Car charger
- Blankets and extra coats/warm clothing
- Non-perishable food
- Small cones in case of an accident
- Jumper cables
- First aid kit
These are just some of the most important emergency items that you can keep in your car for the winter season. However, think of anything else you might need along the way or think of your family's needs. If you have young children or something who needs medical assistance, you may want to consider other emergency items to bring that will help in any unexpected situation.
While winter travels are usually filled with good times and spending time with family, you always want to think ahead and get yourself prepared before you embark. If you are planning on using your vehicle this winter, we recommend bringing your car into Auto Clinic Care for an inspection to give you peace of mind on the road. We will make sure all vital systems are working properly and that your vehicle will be reliable on the road. Give us a call or schedule an appointment online today!