How to Create the Best Car Emergency Kit

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The harsh winter weather can be stressful on your car, so having the right winter emergency car kit can give you peace of mind on the Englewood roads. But, just what do you need to assemble the best car emergency kit possible? In this guide, we’ll walk you through some of the most useful items to have on hand – as well as additional accessories you could consider.

Creating Your Winter Car Safety Kit

From ice-covered driveways to snowy roads, the Saddle River winters put your car to the test. Your winter car safety kit should include things like safety gear and winter weather gear to help prepare you in case of an emergency. Here are some of the most useful tools to include in your winter car safety kit:

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

Remember, you can help to reduce the risk of emergencies by scheduling a winter tune-up before the worst of the season arrives!

Winter Car Safety Kit for Road Trips

If you are planning to travel long distances for the holidays, we recommend bulking up your basic emergency tool kit for your car with a few extra components. These emergency items are tremendously valuable in case of a vehicle breakdown or whiteout conditions in Ridgewood, and they take up minimal space in your car.

  • Tow Strap: If your wheels slip on the ice and snow, a simple tow strap can help you out of a bind. Look at your owner’s manual to learn what type of strap is recommended and how to use it properly.
  • Fire Extinguisher: In case of a small fire, a fire extinguisher is a great tool to have on hand. Pick up a travel-sized model intended for automotive use at our parts department.
  • Food and Water: Non-perishable food and water is great to have on hand. Items like granola bars and protein bars will last for months, and they are easy to stash in a small compartment.

Prepare for Winter with Jaguar Paramus

Now that you know how to make the best car emergency kit, why not pick up supplies at Jaguar Paramus? We’re located in Paramus, but you can also order parts online for your convenience! Contact us with any questions.

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