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Are You Ready for the Unforseen Problems of Winter Driving?

What Should Be In Your Car’s Winter Emergency Kit?

Winter driving in Canada requires extra care and planning. First, vehicle owners will want to make sure they have a good set of winter or snow tires, and that their car, truck, or SUV is in the best possible mechanical condition. But, what should you do if your vehicle becomes disabled, or is otherwise stuck for a long period of time? What should be in your car’s winter emergency kit? The team at Davey Auto Sales collectively has several decades of automotive experience to answer all your questions. Let’s take a look at some helpful information.

READ MORE: How To Pick Out a Winter Car?

Basic Winter Car Emergency Gear

You can almost never have a winter car emergency without also dealing with dropping temperatures. Every winter car emergency kit should include:

  • Warm hat, gloves and mittens
  • Warm blanket
  • Flashlight
  • First Aid Kit
  • Hand warmers
  • Small tool kit
  • Jumper cables/quick kick booster

Almost every auto parts store will sell premade kits that have almost everything listed above if you don’t want to spend time chasing individual items around to collect.

Additional Gear to Consider

There is no telling where your winter adventures will take you, so you have to be prepared for just about anything. A few items you might want to consider adding to your everyday carry kit include:

  • Powerbank for your cellphone
  • Kitty litter or sand
  • Foldable shovel
  • Warm boots
  • Snacks and drinks

Tips For Winter Driving

The person behind the wheel has more control over safe winter driving than they think. Ultimately, there isn’t much that is worth risking your safety to drive if the weather is particularly bad. However, if you have to venture out in less-than-ideal conditions, the best advice remains the simplest advice:

  • Drive slow
  • Give extra space between traffic
  • Accelerate gently
  • Brake gently

If you need help picking out a vehicle that will be better suited to handle winter driving, make an appointment with a Davey Auto Sales product expert today to see what we have available.

Jan 14th, 2024