Posted Thursday, Dec 09, 2021
The winter season is upon us and that means navigating hazardous roads are not far behind. Keeping a car emergency kit in your vehicle can help you prepare for unsafe conditions. After all, knowing how to be safe is imperative when faced with a disaster.
That’s why we put together a list of items you might need to create your own car emergency kit. Your safety when driving depends on a lot of things, a couple of which are out of your control. Luckily, if you have the tools at your disposal and take preventative measures, you can have the best possible outcome.
What you can’t control.
You have no say in Mother Nature, but you can be prepared. Keep on top of what is happening with conditions that may affect the road:
While the weatherman isn’t always 100% accurate, checking things out before you leave is the only way you can prepare as much as possible.
You can never predict other drivers. You can’t control other people putting you in dangerous situations.
But what you can do is:
Getting yourself where you need to be safely, is the only thing that matters.
What you can control.
By adhering to your car’s maintenance schedule, you can help your car maintain its peak performance.
It’s extremely important to take care of the tires:
Your tires are the shoes your vehicle wears and traction is vital to staying safe on the ice.
Sometimes taking the road less traveled is a wonderful way to enjoy the scenery. And even in the winter it can be stunning.
But during harsh weather conditions it’s not always the best idea. Depending on the type of less traveled road there could be significant potholes, washed out sides, mud, etc.
Don’t get brave, get smart:
It should come as no surprise that what you drive matters. Especially in the winter. You need a vehicle that is going to be safe, reliable, and in top condition. Luckily, many cars come with safety features that are great in winter.
Things to look for in a good car include:
It may also be time for a new car with some of these enhanced features. Here at City Wide, we have a great inventory of vehicles with 4-wheel drive, traction control, and more.
Another perk of buying with City Wide? Our bumper-to-bumper inspection is part of our FREE warranty! Before you leave our lot, we make sure you have a safe car for the winter ahead.
As the saying goes, it’s always good to be prepared. Especially during the winter, the last thing you want is to be stuck in the frigid temperatures. If you are in an area with no reception, it’s even more hazardous.
Be prepared and create a car emergency kit with these suggested items:
Other items to include and check are:
Hopefully you won’t need these items in any of your travels. But, if disaster strikes, having at least some of these items will help you make it to safety. Before you set out on the road, pack a duffel bag, and double check features to be confident that your vehicle is operating correctly.
At City Wide, we care about you and your family. Your safety is most important to us, and we want you to have trust in our vehicle inspections and warranty program. We do our very best to ensure you have a vehicle that enables you to drive your dream in safety and security.