Winter Car Safety Kit

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Winter is here, and it’s brought inclement weather, road hazards, and potentially dangerous conditions to the Lehi streets. Living in a state like Utah that gets intense winters means it’s essential to have a winter car safety kit on hand in case of an emergency. Luckily, the team at Ken Garff Chevrolet has compiled a guide of our most important winter safety tips, including items to keep in your car and things to keep in mind if you’re taking a road trip over the holidays.

 

 

The Best Car Emergency Kit

With the hazards that winter brings – slick roads, unpredictable weather, potential storms – the most important thing that Pleasant Grove-area drivers can do is stock up on essential supplies for their vehicle. These items are important in case of emergency, such as your car breaking down or getting stranded in hazardous weather conditions. Here are the most significant supplies that the Ken Garff Chevrolet service team recommends you have in your car’s emergency tool kit:

  • Battery cables
  • Ice scraper
  • Portable shovel
  • Basic first-aid kit
  • Cell phone charger
  • Camera
  • Flat tire kit

Items To Keep In Case You’re Stranded:

  • Flashlight
  • Warning signaling cones
  • Backup batteries
    Safety vest
  • Roadside triangles

Common Winter Items

  • Gloves
  • Blanket
  • Rain poncho
  • Rags
  • Boots
  • Socks
  • Hat

Pack anything to keep you warm if you get stranded during a snowstorm.

Essential Items for Long Road Trips

The holidays are often a time for travel, and if you’re planning on taking a long road trip this winter, there are some extra items you should make sure you have in your vehicle before departing:

  • Tow strap: A tow strap is essential if you get stuck in a ditch along the road and need another vehicle’s help to pull you out. Your owner’s manual will give you specific information on how to use the tow strap.
  • Fire extinguisher: You’ll want to have one of these on hand in case a small fire breaks out. Before buying, make sure that it’s intended for automotive use rather than for home or work.
  • Long-lasting food and water: While it’s important to have food and water in your car during winter no matter what, it’s particularly a good idea to stock up before a long road trip. Make sure you have nonperishable items like granola and protein bars.

Should your vehicle run off the road in hazardous weather conditions, never leave your vehicle and go out on your own. Stay inside or at least very close by your vehicle until emergency responders arrive – they know to look for your vehicle, but won’t be able to find you if you go off on your own. Your emergency tool kit will keep you safe until help arrives.

Stay Safe This Winter With Ken Garff Chevrolet!

If you have any questions about staying safe in the Eagle Mountain area for the winter months with the best car emergency kits, don’t hesitate to reach out to our office anytime. You can also come by our American Fork dealership if you want to speak to an expert in person about any additional winter safety tips. If you haven’t already had your car inspected to make sure it’s in top condition for winter weather, go ahead and schedule an appointment online!

 

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