Car driver calling for help on the side of a snow covered road

Winter Car Care Part 5 – Put Together an Emergency Kit

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

Schedule a Service Appointment at Fox Toyota

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.