Why You Need to Have a Winter Emergency Car Kit

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Do you have a winter car safety kit in your vehicle? Rochester winters are not kind to our automobiles, and they don’t make for safe driving conditions. When the weather gets severe, it’s not an uncommon occurrence to get stranded on the side of the road during a winter storm. So, it’s important to store a winter emergency car kit in your vehicle. What kind of items should be included in the best car emergency kit? Among other things like a flashlight and first aid kit, you should have an emergency tool kit for your car. Our service department wants to help you keep you safe on our Pittsford roads, so read on to find out what you should have for an emergency tool kit for a car with Ide Honda.



Why You Should Put Together a Winter Emergency Car Kit Today

Why do you need a winter car safety kit? Driving conditions can become pretty hazardous on Pittsford roads during the winter. It’s not hard to get stuck in a ditch or along the side of the road. And it can take a long time for help to arrive if conditions are bad enough. An emergency tool kit for your car can help you stay safe and possibly get you back on the road.

What the Best Car Emergency Kit Contains

The best car emergency kit has everything you need to stay safe in a stranded car until help arrives. There should be items in your winter emergency car kit that will help you stay warm, keep you fed and hydrated, and make minor repairs on your vehicle, if possible. Stick these items in your kit to be prepared for Webster winters:

  • Flashlight
  • Blanket
  • Gloves
  • Phone charger
  • Portable radio
  • Food that can be stored for a long time (i.e. granola bars)
  • Water
  • Portable shovel
  • First aid kit 
  • Jumper cables
  • Tire repair kit
  • Tire chains
  • Socket set
  • Wrenches
  • Screwdriver
  • Ice scraper 

Let Ide Honda of Ide Honda Help

Did you know that there are things that should be done to your car itself to make sure that it is ready for winter? Schedule an appointment with our service center to make sure that your car is prepared for the rough weather ahead. And, if you found this guide to be helpful, check out our other automotive tips. We’re just a short drive away from Fairport, so drop by or contact us today for the best car emergency kit.


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