How to Prepare a Winter Emergency Car Kit

2020 BMW X3 In The Snow


Winter months in Bedford bring new challenges for drivers, so it is important to be prepared in case of an emergency. Having a winter emergency car kit on hand can ensure that you are ready for anything that inclement weather throws your way. If you are not sure what to include in your winter car safety kit, read on! The team at Tulley BMW of Manchester has provided a helpful guide on how to prepare a winter emergency car kit for complete peace of mind. Explore our service tips and tricks today.

Winter Car Safety Kit

Slick icy roads and unpredictable weather are just a fact of life in Londonderry, but that does not mean there aren’t steps you can take to ensure the best possible outcome if an issue comes your way. If you are preparing a winter car safety kit, you will find some of our suggestions below.

What to include in your emergency tool kit for a car:

  • Battery cables
  • Ice scraper
  • Portable shovel
  • Basic first-aid kit
  • Cell phone charger
  • Camera
  • Flat tire kit
  • Items to help when stranded: flashlight, warning signaling cones, backup batteries, safety vest, and roadside triangles
  • Common winter items: gloves, blanket, rain poncho, rags, boots, socks, and hat

Get Ready for Winter Road Trips

Many Auburn families hit the road during the holiday season, so it is also important to ensure your vehicle is prepared for long drives in treacherous weather. The following items are also recommended if you’re taking a road trip this winter.

  • Tow strap: If your vehicle happens to get stuck in a ditch and you need another vehicle to help pull you out, a tow strap can help you get out safely. Make sure that you peruse your owner’s manual so that you are familiar with proper tow strap usage.
  • Fire extinguisher: Keep a fire extinguisher intended for automotive use in your vehicle in case of a small fire.
  • Long-lasting food and water: Snacks like granola, protein bars, and water can last in your vehicle for about six months before they need to be replaced.

Make Your Winter Preparations Now

Do you have your emergency tool kit for your car in the event your vehicle breaks down or you get stranded this winter? If not, we can help! Reach out to our parts department today to get the items that you need, and set up a service appointment to have your vehicle inspected and maintained before winter arrives.


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