Winter Emergency Car Kit

snowy road in winter aerial view
At Birdnow Dealerships, our responsibility extends far beyond helping you find the perfect Silverado 1500 for sale. We also want to keep all drivers in the Fayette area safe, especially during Iowa’s sometimes-treacherous winter driving conditions. Things like programming a Chevy key fob for quick access to your vehicle and winter kits can help keep your family safe this winter. Do you have a winter car safety kit assembled? What makes the best car emergency kit for West Union roads? Birdnow Dealerships is here to help.

What Do You Need in Your Winter Emergency Car Kit?

Being stranded is an annoyance at best. At worst, it can be down-right dangerous. It’s simple to keep a winter car safety kit stashed in your car, just in case. Here’s what you should keep on hand. Our parts department can help.

  • Battery cables
  • Ice scraper
  • Portable shovel
  • Basic first-aid kit
  • Cell phone charger
  • External battery pack
  • Camera
  • Flat tire kit
  • Emergency tool kit for car
  • Items to help when stranded: flashlight, warning signaling cones, backup batteries, safety vest, and roadside triangles

Don’t let the toasty heat inside the vehicle fool you while you wait for roadside assistance. Running the engine and heat can run down your battery, so keep the heat low and use it in shifts. Being bundled up will protect you if you need to exit the vehicle.

What Do You Need For a Winter Road Trip?

Over the river and through the woods to Grandmother’s house in Postville, we go! And we have these emergency tools with us, just in case:

  • Tow strap: If you or someone else gets stuck in a ditch or even a parking spot after heavy snow, a tow strap is vital to getting you back on the road.
  • Fire extinguisher: An automotive-specific fire extinguisher is always a good item to have on hand, but especially in the winter months.
  • Long-lasting food and water: Extra bottled water and non-perishable food items are vital in the event you are stuck or stranded in treacherous conditions.

Drive Safe With Birdnow Dealerships.

Along with keeping your winter emergency car kit up to date and handy, you can stay safe by making sure your car is winter-ready with the service department at Birdnow Dealerships. They can check your tires, brakes, battery, and heating system to ensure they’re in the best possible condition. Or, if you’re frequently driving in snow, check our inventory of rugged all-wheel-drive vehicles.

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