Building a Winter Emergency Car Kit

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The winter months can wreak havoc on cars and drivers alike. Staying prepared for what mother nature has in store will help drivers across Blue Ash and Montgomery feel safer this season. Learn how to build the best car emergency kit with Mercedes-Benz of Cincinnati today!

What Do You Need for a Winter Car Safety Kit?

No matter how much experience you have on the Sharonville roads, the unpredictability of winter can leave even the best driver in a desperate situation. Even a short breakdown can be difficult to deal with during the cold winter months. Be sure to visit our parts department to stock your winter emergency car kit with items like:

  • Items to help when stranded: flashlight, warning cones, batteries, safety vest, and roadside triangles
  • Battery cables
  • Ice scraper
  • Shovel
  • Basic first-aid kit
  • Cell phone charger
  • Camera
  • Flat tire kit
  • Emergency tool kit for car
  • Common winter items: gloves, blanket, rain poncho, rags, boots, a hat.

What Do You Need for Your Winter Road Trip?

The winter months bring a lot of car trips along with them. The holidays and vacations mean many drivers will have to hit the roads in less than ideal conditions. When planning your next winter road trip, bring an emergency tool kit for your car packed with helpful items that include:

  • Tow strap: No emergency tool kit for a car is complete without a tow strap. If your vehicle gets stuck in a ditch, packing a tow strap will allow another vehicle to pull you out. Consult your owner’s manual for specific instructions on how to tow your vehicle.
  • Fire extinguisher: An automotive fire extinguisher is a great addition to any winter car safety kit.
  • Long-lasting food and water: If you experience a breakdown, you will need to stay comfortable while you wait for help to arrive. Food and water is essential for a winter emergency car kit.

Build the Best Car Emergency Kit in Cincinnati

If you want more guidance on how to stock your winter car safety kit, contact us today! Packing an emergency tool kit for a car will give you greater peace of mind on every trip this winter. If you are ready to bring home a new car, talk to our finance department about adding in extras like first-aid kits and other safety items to have the best car emergency kit possible. For quick fixes like replacing an engine air filter, when to put on winter tires, or getting a tire rotation, consult our service department.

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