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Winter Emergency Car Kit

2020 Nissan Armada

Preparing your vehicle for winter can be an easy task to put off, but it’s very important to get everything done before that colder weather comes sweeping across the roads of Connellsville and beyond. That’s why the service team here at Tri-Star Nissan has decided to put together a quick and easy guide covering everything you need to know about preparing a winter emergency car kit.

What Needs to Go in Your Winter Car Safety Kit?

You’ll start needing to deal with unpredictable weather once winter rolls around. That makes breakdowns more likely, and it means you’ll be more in need of essential items in the event of a breakdown, collision, or simply getting stuck.

Here’s a quick list of things every Pittsburgh driver should add to their winter car safety kit:

For Getting Your Vehicle Back on the Road

  • Battery Cables
  • Ice Scraper
  • Portable Shovel

To Help if You Get Stranded

  • Flashlight
  • Signaling Cones
  • Backup Batteries
  • Safety Vest
  • Roadside Triangles
  • Basic First-Aid Kit
  • Phone Charger
  • Flat Tire Kit

To Keep You Warm

  • Gloves
  • Long Pants and Thick Top
  • Blanket
  • Rain Poncho
  • Boots
  • Thick Socks
  • Hat

What Should You Pack for Longer Winter Road Trips?

The items listed above should suffice for a minor breakdown around Greensburg when you aren’t too far from home, but there are a few extra precautions you should take if you expect to be driving longer distances, especially if towns and cities are few and far between on your route. For such journeys, you should also pack:

  • Tow Strap
  • Small Fire Extinguisher
  • Long-Lasting Food and Water

Should you find yourself stranded during periods of colder weather, it’s recommended you stay inside your vehicle or as close to it as is safe. Don’t leave the vehicle and go out on your own to look for help – it’s easier for emergency responders to find you when you’re near your vehicle.

Stay Safe With Your Winter Emergency Car Kit

The team here at Tri-Star Nissan is ready to help whether you want to talk through the various features of one of our new vehicles or discuss what needs to go into a winter emergency car kit. For any further advice or assistance, don’t hesitate to get in touch today.

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