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Winter Emergency Car Kit

Winter Emergency Car Kit


Winter is rapidly approaching, which means it is the perfect time to get prepared for the treacherous roads ahead. The Autobarn Volkswagen of Countryside, near Chicago, has created a list of items you need for a winter car safety kit so that you are well-prepared when you encounter slick, icy roads. We are proud to provide some of our favorite car care tips

Winter Car Safety Kit

Because winter weather is unpredictable, it is best to include a winter car safety kit in your vehicle. That way, you are ready if you happen to get stranded on the roads of LaGrange. The Autobarn Volkswagen of Countryside recommends the following winter car safety kit this winter. 

Items you should add to your emergency tool kit for your car include:

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

What You Need for Long Road Trips This Winter

Many drivers also plan on taking long road trips during the holiday season. If you are doing a lot of traveling this winter, you will also want to include the following items.

  • Tow strap: If your car gets stuck in a ditch and you need another vehicle to help get you our, you will need this tool. Before using a tow strap, consult your owner’s manual for recommendations. 
  • Fire extinguisher: Include a fire extinguisher that is intended for automotive use.
  • Long-lasting food and water: You will also want to keep food that can remain in your vehicle for months at a time. Granola, protein bars, and water are a few great options.

The Autobarn Volkswagen of Countryside Helps You Prepare for Winter 

Do you have your emergency tool kit for your car in the event your vehicle breaks down or you get stranded this winter? Create a winter car safety kit today. We will help you get your vehicle ready for the cold months ahead. Contact us for more information. We are more than just your destination for Countryside auto sales. 


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