Breakdowns can happen anytime, anywhere. However, you do not want to face a breakdown when you drive to work or bring your kids to school. In the winter season, roads may be dangerous due to snow and adverse weather conditions can make driving difficult.

You should be prepared for anything. If an emergency occurs, you may not have time to grab necessities. Keeping an emergency kit in your car can be a life-saver when you become stranded in a remote location or during a roadside emergency.

An emergency kit should include these things:

  • Bottled water
  • Rags
  • Durable canvas bag
  • Duct tape
  • First aid kit
  • Jumper cables
  • Flashlight
  • Compass
  • Reflective vest
  • Miniature tool kit
  • Cell phone charger
  • Reflective triangle
  • Granola or energy bars
  • Blankets
  • Properly inflated spare tire, wheel wrench, and tripod jack
  • Road maps
  • Food that does not need refrigeration or cooking
  • Umbrella, rain gear, and an ice scrapper

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Getting stranded on the road without an emergency kit can be a dangerous situation due to extreme cold weather conditions. This is why you need to keep an emergency kit in your car. An emergency kit with all the above-mentioned things is invaluable when your car gets stuck due to snow or ice and you are required to wait for emergency assistance.

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While it is recommended to keep an emergency kit in your car, it is also important to schedule regular tune-ups and preventative maintenance with a professional auto technician. Preventative maintenance will help keep your car running smooth and safe.

Schedule an appointment with us or call us at (949) 472-8111 to get your car tuned up for winter travel.