Winter Emergency Car Kit

snow covered road during winter time


Winter is just about here, and your vehicle must be ready for any slick roads and potentially hazardous weather conditions. To help, the team at Mercedes-Benz of Centerville has compiled a guide for a winter car safety kit that has you ready and prepared for driving on ice roads near Kettering this winter. While you’re here, get additional automotive service tips and tricks to keep your vehicle performing at its best and safe for the roads.

Winter Car Safety Kit

With winter around the corner, drivers need to be ready to deal with driving on slick, icy roads, while dealing with unpredictable weather. To ensure you have the necessary items with you in your vehicle, we have your guide to the best car emergency kit if you end up stranded near Springboro or your vehicle breaks down. Below are some items that the Mercedes-Benz of Centerville service center recommended having in your vehicle this winter. These items that should be added to your emergency tool kit for your car include:

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

What Are the Essential Items for Long Road Trips This Winter?

If you’re heading out of state or a little farther than normal this winter, it’s good to have these items on hand to be ready for anything:

  • Tow strap: This is helpful if your Mercedes-Benz vehicle gets stuck in a ditch and you need another vehicle to help pull you out. Refer to your vehicle’s owner’s manual about the proper way of using a tow strap.
  • Fire extinguisher: It’s good to have one in the event of a small fire. However, be sure it’s intended for automotive use.
  • Long-lasting food and water: It’s always best to have some water and long-lasting food. Granola, protein bars, and water can last in your vehicle for about six months before they need to be replaced.

If you end up stranded after going off the road during bad weather, it’s best to stay inside or as close to your vehicle as possible. Do you know what to do after a car accident? Do not leave your vehicle and go off on your own. Don’t fret – emergency responders will be able to find your vehicle quite easily, but if you wander off, they may have difficulty finding you. Be prepared with the best car emergency kit while waiting for help to arrive.

Get Ready for Winter Driving With Your Winter Car Safety Kit!

Are you prepared for the winter months ahead with a winter emergency car kit? Don’t hesitate to reach out to our service team about the recommended items to have on hand in your vehicle this winter.

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