Building a Winter Emergency Car Kit

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In New Haven and Cheshire, winter road conditions can come up during about six months out of the year, and drivers should be prepared. Mercedes-Benz of North Haven has created a guide for preparing a winter car safety kit, so you can drive with peace of mind this winter, knowing that you are ready for whatever weather conditions you encounter.

What Do You Need for a Winter Car Safety Kit?

The unpredictable weather and slick roads can be a challenge for even the most skilled North Haven area drivers. That’s why it is critical to have the necessary items in your vehicle in the event you get stranded or your vehicle breaks down during frigid temperatures.

Items you should add to your winter car safety kit include:

  • Items to help when stranded: flashlight, warning signaling cones, backup batteries, safety vest, and roadside triangles
  • Battery cables
  • Ice scraper
  • Portable shovel
  • Basic first-aid kit
  • Cell phone charger
  • Camera
  • Flat tire kit
  • Common winter items: gloves, blanket, rain poncho, rags, boots, a hat. Pack anything to keep you warm if you are stuck in your vehicle during a blizzard.

What Do You Need for Your Winter Road Trip?

Many drivers do a lot of traveling during the holiday season and may encounter a variety of road conditions. Whether you’re traveling with family in New Haven heading out of the Cheshire area for a long trip, be prepared for your road trip with the following items.

  • Tow strap: If your vehicle happens to get stuck in a ditch, this is an item that can help another vehicle pull your car out. Before you use a tow strap, you will want to take a look at your owner’s manual for recommendations.
  • Fire extinguisher: Have a fire extinguisher that is intended for automotive use in your vehicle at all times.
  • Long-lasting food and water: Granola, protein bars, and water can be kept in your vehicle for several months and can come in handy if you are stranded for several hours.

Be Prepared for Winter With Mercedes-Benz of North Haven!

Are you prepared with the best emergency car kit? If not, you can find out more about a winter car safety kit from the experts at the Mercedes-Benz of North Haven service center. Do not hesitate to contact us with any questions about building your safety kit or to learn more about Mercedes-Benz Roadside Assistance. Here at Mercedes-Benz of North Haven our skilled staff can answer any vehicle safety questions you may have.

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