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Winter Emergency Car Kit

Winter Emergency Car Kit

Winter weather is hard on your Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep vehicle. Between road salt, extreme cold, and messy road surfaces, things are most likely to go wrong with your car during the winter. So what can you do to prepare? Even if your car is caught up on routine maintenance, there’s no fail-proof way to prevent breakdowns. That’s why we suggest an emergency tool kit for your car. So what do you need for a winter car safety kit that will keep you safe no matter what?

An emergency tool kit for your car should include a lot more than jumper cables and a shovel! Below, join the Ryan Chrysler Jeep Dodge service center for an overview of tools and supplies for a complete winter emergency car kit.

How to Build the Best Car Emergency Kit

If you’re short on time, you can buy a premade winter emergency car kit at a Stanley-area Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep dealership. That said, making your own gives you more control over the individual items. No winter car safety kit is complete without these essentials:

  • Jumper cables — Keep jumper cables in your trunk year-round. They allow you to charge your car’s dead battery via another vehicle’s battery.
  • Portable jump starter —  Use a portable jump starter to charge a dead battery without another vehicle. Just remember to charge it up before leaving home.
  • Ice scraper/brush — Purchase a high-quality version that makes it easier and faster to scrape tough ice from your window glass. A long brush on the other end is useful for clearing away snow.
  • Portable shovel — Collapsible shovels are designed to fit in car trunks.
  • Kitty litter or sand — Spinning wheels? Sprinkle kitty litter or sand in front of your car wheels to give them something to grab onto.

What to Include in a Winter Car Safety Kit

The items above are essential, but the very best car emergency kit includes supplies you’ll need while you wait for emergency assistance to arrive:

  • Flashlight – A powerful flashlight is crucial if you find yourself stranded after sundown.
  • Signaling cones, roadside triangles, and reflective vest — Set these items up to warn other drivers to slow down and go around.
  • Basic first-aid kit – Pack extra doses of any regular medications, and have supplies for attending to small cuts and burns.
  • Cell-phone car charger – Pack a car charger or portable power bank so that you can always contact emergency services.
  • Warm, waterproof clothing –You may need to leave the vehicle in extreme weather. Pack warm gloves and hats, a blanket, boots, and a rain poncho.
  • Water and snacks –In for a long wait? The best car emergency kits include bottled water and shelf-stable snacks like trail mix.

Stay Safe in Williston with an Emergency Tool Kit for Your Car

Questions about interpreting dashboard warnings or cleaning rubber floor mats? Connect with us today! At Ryan Chrysler Jeep Dodge, we were proud to offer the highest-quality service, fair prices, and exclusive service offers for Watford City and Dickinson drivers.

 

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