An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, as the saying goes. This is certainly true during the harsh winter months. If you were to be stranded with a dead battery or unable to get to a gas station in the midst of a snowy downpour, you’ll be glad you prepared for the worst. Here are some items you should keep in your car through the winter to stay safe.
It’s going to be pretty difficult to call a tow truck when your phone is dead. Thus, it’s best to have a spare phone charger in your car along with a fully charged spare battery. In the event that your car battery goes out, you won’t be able to use it to charge your phone, so make sure you have everything you need.
In the event that you are stranded in dangerous winter conditions, staying warm is going to be imperative. Keep a few warm blankets in the car in case you need to keep yourself warm along with some little hand warmers for added benefit. Hand warmers can be placed throughout your attire to keep you warm and they really do work.
Keeping your car free and clear of snow can mean all the difference when trying to get moving. Keep a folding shovel and a hardy ice scraper in your car throughout the season to ensure that you don’t get stuck somewhere once it starts snowing. Clearing the snow from the sides of the car while it heats up can also help with thawing frozen components.
Seeing a person and their vehicle trapped in the snow can be a challenge when snow continues to fall. However, when you use flares to help make yourself visible, you’ll have a much higher chance of being seen from far away. Similarly, having a flashlight can be vital for seeing what’s going on when the sun goes down.
After you’ve gotten the items you need, you should make sure that your vehicle is running safely. Bring your car into Ken’s Automotive and Transmissions today before the weather gets worse so that you can drive with confidence.
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