Winter Car Safety Kit

Snowy road in winter aerial view

While the summers in Utah heat up easily, the winters are the total opposite, bringing plenty of snow and cool breeze. Before you hit the Sandy roads, you should make sure your winter safety kit is ready and there in your car! If you’re not sure what is the best car emergency kit to brave the cold, our team at National Auto Plaza can tell you more below. So keep on reading and if you have any questions, be sure to talk to us

How to Put Together a Winter Car Safety Kit

Despite the high piles of snow and icy roads, Draper drivers will still need to rely on their cars to commute to work and errands. With an emergency tool kit in the trunk of your car, you will know you are going on the road safely and ready for when your ride breaks down or when you get stranded. Some must-have items for your emergency tool kit include: 

  • Battery cables
  • Ice scraper
  • Portable shovel
  • Basic first-aid kit
  • Cell phone charger
  • Camera
  • Flat tire kit

These particular items will come in handy if you are ever stranded: 

  • Flashlight
  • Warning signaling cones
  • Backup batteries
  • Safety vest
  • Roadside triangles

Also, while you will probably not dress up in all cold-weather wear everytime you go out– especially if you will be staying inside your car for the majority of the commute– you should pack some common winter items in your car to keep you warm should you ever get stuck in a snowstorm:

  • Gloves
  • Blanket
  • Rain poncho
  • Rags
  • Boots
  • Socks
  • Hat

What to Pack for Long Road Trips During Winter

If you already saw the Midway’s Ice Castles or already went on a sled dog tour in Park City and want to travel outside of Utah for an exciting road trip during the winter, here are a few essential items you should bring: 

  • Tow strap: The tow strap along with another vehicle can help pull your stuck vehicle. Check your vehicle’s owner’s manual to see what is the proper way of using a tow strap.
  • Fire extinguisher: This is perfect for the chances when there is a small fire. The fire extinguisher should be for automotive use.
  • Long-lasting food and water: Always keep some water and long-lasting food on long trips. 

Should you ever be stranded in inclement weather, you should always stay inside or as close to your vehicle as possible if it’s safe to do so. Never leave your vehicle and go out on your own! Emergency responders will be able to track your vehicle easily, but if you wander off on your own, it will be difficult to find you. Until help arrives, you’ll be set for a period of time with the best car emergency kit.

Stay Safe in Winter With National Auto Plaza!

Now that you have a good idea of what to put in your winter car safety kit, feel free to ask us for more tips on how to stay safe during the cold season. Our parts team can tell you more about the different types of winter tires and if you can drive them year-round in Sandy!


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