Winter Emergency Car Kit

Snowy road in winter aerial view

Each winter here in Connecticut, navigating the roads can become quite a challenge. As potential hazards are in abundance, having a winter car safety kit prepped is the best way to add peace of mind to your commute from New Haven to Fairfield.

As your local source for all things auto, our team offers plenty of suggestions on how to assemble the best car emergency kit to keep you safe on the Bridgeport streets this winter. Stay prepared for icy roads and blustering winds come wintertime with a proper emergency tool kit for your car. Learn what’s included in the best car emergency kit with our team below!

Emergency Tool Kit for Your Car This Winter

Winter weather can be incredibly unpredictable and is often hazardous. Our team wants to ensure that you have the right tools in your winter emergency car kit to brave the elements. Below, you’ll find recommendations from our service pros on what to include in the best car emergency kit:

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

Winter Car Safety Kit for Long Road Trips

If you have plans for a road trip this winter, a winter car safety kit is a must. Along with the basics we described above, you’ll want to add the following items to your emergency tool kit for your car if you’re planning to venture beyond your neck of the woods:

  • Tow strap: This tool will be a lifesaver if your Acura gets stuck in a ditch and you need another vehicle to help pull you out. Consult your owner’s manual for instructions on how to attach a tow strap.
  • Fire extinguisher: A fire extinguisher is a great tool for mitigating damage in the event of a small fire. Make sure to buy a fire extinguisher that’s intended for automotive use.
  • Long-lasting food and water: Things like granola or protein bars can remain in your vehicle for about six months before they need to be replaced. Long-lasting food and water are important to pack, especially on long winter road trips.

If you do find yourself stranded due to inclement weather, it’s important to stay with your vehicle. Never leave your vehicle and travel alone. Emergency response teams will have better luck finding your vehicle, wandering on your own may make you harder to find. Until help arrives, your winter emergency car kit will keep you in good shape.

Be Prepared for Winter With Acura of Milford!

If you’d like more personalized guidance on how to assemble your winter emergency kit, contact us today. Our team is here to offer help and support for all of your automotive needs. If you need a tune-up to comfortably take on the winter roads, browse our service coupons for added savings with your visit.

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