What to Include in Your Winter Car Emergency Kit

By: Rockie Williams Premier


Tennessee’s winter weather is often unpredictable. A sudden snow or ice storm could leave you stranded if you are not properly prepared. It’s important to keep a few essential emergency supplies in your vehicle, should the unexpected happen. Here’s what your car emergency kit should include:

  • Mobile phone car charger/battery
  • First Aid Kit
  • Flashlight and extra batteries
  • Jumper cables
  • Reflective warning triangles or roadside flares
  • Small tarp
  • De-icer
  • Windshield scraper
  • Collapsible snow shovel
  • Warm or waterproof boots
  • Blankets and extra warm clothing, hats, scarves and gloves
  • Bag of kitty litter or sand to provide traction        

In addition to a car emergency kit specifically for winter, it’s a good idea to be prepared in any season. Some of the items in the list above are also good year-round emergency kit needs. Any that are not specific to snow and ice should always be in your vehicle. Find a container or a simple cardboard box to keep the items together and keep them from rolling around. Supplement your year-round car emergency kit with these items and you’ll be ready for any kind of roadway situation:   

  • Water
  • Non-perishable snacks
  • Windshield washer fluid
  • Tire pressure gauge
  • Can of tire inflator and sealant, such as Fix-a-Flat
  • Tow Rope
  • Rain poncho
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • Rags
  • Duct Tape
  • Multipurpose Tool
  • Empty, refillable gas jug
  • Pen and paper
  • Gallon of coolant
  • Quart of motor oil

Remember to have your vehicle serviced regularly, especially in the winter months to keep it running smoothly. Call 615-267-3025 to schedule an appointment today.

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