How to Make a Winter Emergency Car Kit

Many of our customers in Colts Neck drive all winter without having a winter car safety kit. Considering you could get stranded on the road in the dead of winter, driving without one is dangerous. We hope you’ll read our tips for how to put together the best car emergency kit possible, and if you need any help procuring any items for your emergency tool kit for your car this winter, the Ray Catena Lexus of Monmouth parts department is on standby with rotating parts specials to help you save. 

What to Include in a Winter Car Safety Kit 

Holmdel drivers know that New Jersey winters can be rough. To ensure you can get home safe in the event that you’re stranded on an icy road, it’s imperative that you have a winter emergency car kit. An emergency tool kit for your car should include: 

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

Essential Items for Long Road Trips This Winter 

If Toms River drivers plan on taking any road trips this winter, we recommend adding a few additional items to the emergency tool kit for your car. It’s important to ensure you have the very best winter car emergency kit possible when driving on long stretches of remote highways. 

  • Tow strap: Tow straps allow you to attach your car to another vehicle for help in getting pulled off of an ice patch or out of a ditch. 
  • Fire extinguisher: If you have a small fire, it’s good to have an extinguisher on standby.  
  • Long-lasting food and water: Make sure to have some dehydrated foods like beef jerky or protein bars to tide you over in the event that you have to wait a while for help. 

Reach Out to Ray Catena Lexus of Monmouth for More Help 

Whether you need more help putting together a winter car safety kit, or you’re looking for certain missing items to add to the emergency tool kit for your car, Ray Catena Lexus of Monmouth is here to help you assemble the best possible car emergency kit. Give our parts department a call at (732) 493-4801 for help stocking your winter emergency car kit. If you have more auto care questions, be sure to check out our tips for more fun reads about how to read your maintenance light and how often to change your oil filter.

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