Preparing an Emergency Kit for Your Car

How to Prepare an Emergency Kit for Your Car

Canadian winters can be hazardous on the road if you’re not prepared. Gathering some useful items to keep in your vehicle is a smart way to plan ahead for any unfortunate circumstances. Here’s a list that will help you prepare an emergency kit for your vehicle to keep you and your passengers safe this winter.

Essential Tools

You’ll need to have some tools on hand in case of a flat tire. Stow a spare tire, jack, or fix-a-flat in your trunk to avoid being stranded on the side of the road. If you need to dig yourself out of a snowbank, be sure you have a shovel on hand. Be sure to pack sand, salt, or kitty litter, as they help with ice in particular. Don’t forget about jumper cables and road flares that are ideal in case of an emergency!

Safety Supplies

Safety supplies are essential to any roadside emergency kit. These items will help keep you warm and secure in the event you’re stuck for an extended period of time. Add these things to your kit:

  • Non-perishable food
  • Bottled water
  • Blankets
  • First aid kit with seatbelt cutter
  • Flashlight
  • Candle in a deep can with matches
  • Extra clothes and boots
  • Whistle for drawing attention

Miscellaneous Items

There are some extra items you should consider for added security. You may be surprised how handy some of these can be. Helpful extras include:

  • Paper towels
  • Duct tape
  • Pen and paper
  • Road map
  • Phone charger
  • Battery pack
  • Extra cash
  • Hand warmers
  • Washer fluid
  • Anti-freeze
  • A tire gauge

Contact Us for More Safety Tips

At Steele Clarenville Chrysler, we aim to keep you and your passengers safe. Our Service Centre in Clarenville, NL, can help prepare your vehicle for winter. Our service experts will gladly provide you with helpful tips for safe winter driving. Visit our dealership, which is a short drive from Shoal Harbour, Sunnyside, Hickman’s Harbour, and Milton, NL.