How to Make a Winter Emergency Car Kit

Snowy road in winter aerial view

If you’re nervous about the unpredictable weather of La Jolla and Chula Vista, creating a winter emergency kit can give you extra peace of mind during holiday travels! Best of all, you can easily modify your car kit to suit your particular needs. Let’s take a look at how to get started creating your custom winter emergency car kit:

Car Emergency Kit Checklist

Whether dealing with slippery surfaces or dead batteries, the right car kit can save you from major headaches around the %%target_city_3 %% roads. While you might find some of these items lying around the house, feel free to check out our parts department for extra equipment. Our team can make suggestions specific to the San Diego, so be sure to ask questions! Here is a checklist of supplies to get you started:

  • Emergency supplies: flashlight, warning cones, batteries, safety vest, and roadside triangles
  • Jumper cables
  • Ice scraper
  • Shovel
  • Basic first-aid kit
  • Cell phone charger
  • Camera
  • Flat tire kit
  • Emergency tool kit for car
  • Accessories: gloves, blanket, rain poncho, rags, boots, socks, and a hat

Road Trip Supplies

What if you’re heading on a road trip for the holidays? For longer travels, we recommend adding a few emergency tools to your car kit. Here are just a few suggestions:

  • Tow strap: If you get stuck in a ditch, a tow strap is your key to getting out of a bind safely. Look inside your owner’s manual for specific guidelines.
  • Fire extinguisher: Our parts department carries travel-sized fire extinguishers that are just as effective as full-sized models, but with a much smaller footprint.
  • Food and water: Be sure to pop a few non-perishable food and water supplies in your travel kit. These supplies don’t take up much room in your trunk, but they can be a huge relief while you are waiting for a tow.

Find Out More with Mossy Toyota

Whether you need supplies for your winter emergency car kit or advice on getting your car ready for the cold weather ahead, Mossy Toyota will help you stay prepared for anything on San Diego roads! Contact us with any questions or stop by the dealership to shop in person. You can also order parts online for your convenience!

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