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Winter Car Care Part 5 – Put Together an Emergency Kit

By Product Expert | Posted in Service on Tuesday, October 31st, 2017 at 8:00 am
Car driver calling for help on the side of a snow covered road

As October quickly comes to a close, it is the perfect time to start getting your car ready for winter if you haven’t already. For those proactive blog followers, you will have already covered fixing existing problems, replacing old wiper blades, checking fluid levels, and replacing old tires in steps 1-4 of our winter car care series. If you just got here, now is the time to go back and read those posts, follow through with the maintenance, and join us for step five – preparing an emergency roadside kit. Having a reliable emergency kit in place with the correct supplies can help to make those times when you are stuck on the side of the road more manageable. So, what should you include in an emergency roadside kit? Find out more below.

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What should I include in an emergency roadside kit?

Man calling for help in front of a snow covered van on the side of the roadAlong with other vehicle maintenance supplies that you should always have handy in your vehicle, like a tire gauge, jumper cables, and an ice scraper if you live in a snowy climate, we also suggest that you pack an additional roadside emergency kit for each season. Find some of our suggestions for a winter roadside emergency kit below.

  • A flashlight
  • A spare hat, scarf, gloves, and pair of boots
  • Non-perishable snacks
  • A first-aid kit
  • Batteries
  • A portable phone charger
  • Water
  • Triangle Reflectors
  • Extra cash

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It is important to keep your vehicle properly maintained throughout the year to keep it running smoothly and to avoid costly repairs that could have been avoided. However, it may be most important to make sure everything is running smoothly before winter hits as the cold weather change can quickly exacerbate existing conditions. Bring your vehicle in to the Fox Toyota Service Center where our expert technicians can repair small maintenance issues before they become big problems. Our online service scheduler makes it easy to schedule an appointment at a time that is convenient for you. We look forward to working with you.

Keep following along on the Fox Toyota blog and stay tuned for our last winter car care blog – winter upkeep – coming soon.

3 Responses to “Winter Car Care Part 5 – Put Together an Emergency Kit”

  1. Sung Snow says:

    Misfortune never comes alone and the truth is any kind of car breakdown is the biggest misfortune, especially when you are in an urgency. Thus, as a car parent, you need to be prepared for all kinds of extremities, else a minor mechanical malfunction can leave you stranded on the thoroughfare. Keeping a roadside emergency kit in the vehicle’s trunk will allow you to get out of the inconvenience and performing the maintenance upgrades at the recommended intervals will reduce the possibility of a malfunction.

  2. Shanika Rathnayake says:

    While leaving for any road trip during winter, we should always maintain the vehicle properly. We must check the tire pressure, replace the old tires, check all the fluid levels, replace the old wiper blades and prepare our vehicle for the road trip. Along with this, it is also suggested to pack a roadside emergency kit for each season. For winter season, in this kit we should pack a flashlight, a scarf, gloves, first aid kit ,batteries etc. Apart from this, we should perform a quick inspection of the vehicle by an experienced mechanic before leaving for a road trip.

  3. Kaitlyn Kristy says:

    We should prepare our vehicle for the extreme cold before leaving for any road trip during winter. We should check the tire pressure in all the tires of the car including the spare tire. Wipers blades are used most frequently during winter. So we must replace the old wiper blades. Besides this, we should carry a roadside emergency kit in which we must pack a first aid kit, a flash light, jumper cables, phone charger etc. It is better if we perform a proper servicing of the car before leaving for a road trip. For proper servicing at a reasonable price, you may contact:
    https://www.mastermechanicsauto.com/contact/.

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