Prepare for an Emergency While Driving in Winter

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It makes sense to carry an emergency kit in the trunk of your vehicle at all times, and especially during the winter months. If you know what to do when you get stranded, you can reduce the stress of being in an unpleasant, difficult situation. If you aren’t totally sure about where you are in an emergency situation, you don’t want to wander away from your car. Take two flares from your emergency kit and place them at each end of your vehicle to call attention to your plight. Keep yourself warm by putting on extra clothes and use a blanket to stay warm. If there is enough gas in your tank, you may want to run the engine and heater for a few minutes during each hour while you wait for help.

Make up an emergency kit to carry in your vehicle on a regular basis. Add all of the following to your car or truck so that you are prepared as much as possible for any emergency:

  • Blanket
  • Extra Boots & Gloves
  • Extra Warm Clothes
  • Water & food
  • Ice Scraper
  • Small Shovel
  • Flashlight
  • Windshield Washer Fluid
  • Windshield Wiper Blades
  • Flares
  • Jumper Cables
  • Tire Chains
  • Tire Gage
  • Spare Tire
  • First-Aid Kit
  • Paper Towels

Stryker Brothers Automotive provides thorough car repairs in Marysville, WA, including making sure your car is prepared for extremely cold driving conditions.