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Having a winter emergency kit in your vehicle can help you face difficult situations on the road effectively. Learn what your winter emergency kit should include through this post by Factory Direct Oil Inc. in Moyock.

Being on the road is challenging. Not only do you need to be on high alert at all times, but you need to know how to deal with any number of situations effectively. If you add the difficulties that come with the snowy weather, driving becomes all the more challenging. That's why it's a good idea to keep a winter emergency kit in your vehicle. This way, if there's an accident or injury, if you get stranded, or there's another less-than-ideal situation happening during the colder months, you will have the tools you need to handle it. Learn what items you should keep in your vehicle's winter emergency kit through the post below.

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How to Put Together a Winter Emergency Kit for Your Vehicle

Consider These Tips for Your Vehicle's Winter Emergency Kit

Before we begin to include items in your vehicle's winter emergency kit, you should consider these tips to use and maintain it properly:
  • Learn to Use the Tools: What good is an emergency kit if you don't know how to use the tools in it? To be safer on the road, learn how to employ them beforehand, so they're useful in an emergency.
  • Keep Them in the Right Container: The container where you keep your emergency kit is important, as it can help keep those crucial tools in good shape. Have a big enough container that's fire and waterproof to that end.
  • Find a Safe Spot for It: You should also keep your emergency kit in a safe spot. This spot should be easily accessible so that you can reach it fast in an emergency. When you use the kit, remember to put it back where it belongs.
  • Maintain the Items Properly: You need the items in your emergency kit to be in mint shape so you can use them effectively in case an unforeseen circumstance takes place on the road.
  • Restock the Kit as Needed: On that same note, it's important that you periodically check the items in your kit. If you notice one is running low or isn't in good shape, restock it promptly.

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What Items to Keep in Your Winter Emergency Kit

Now for the second part of this post, it's time to fill your emergency kit with items that could be incredibly useful in case something unexpected happens. A few examples of these items are:
  • Miscellaneous Items: This first group is for some random items that could save your life: a map, scissors, tape, a flashlight, cash, a fire extinguisher, matches, and a snow shovel. Nowadays, keeping hand sanitizer and face masks is also necessary.
  • Non-Perishable Food and Water: To avoid a disaster if you get snowed in in your vehicle, you need to keep enough non-perishable foods, and water bottles to remain hydrated and nourished for a while.
  • Warm Items: The freezing temperatures can be dangerous, which is why you should have ways to remain warm in your vehicle. To stay safe, have thick blankets, an extra jacket, gloves, earmuffs, scarves, and even a balaclava.
  • Communication Devices: You may need to contact others in an emergency to get help or notify them of your situation. To that end, you need communication devices with their chargers or extra batteries. Likewise, keep important contact information handy.
  • The Vehicle's Equipment: Car wrecks and car mishaps can still happen during the winter. To be ready, keep your vehicle's equipment in good shape. For example, you need your charger cables, a spare tire, and a tire jack.
  • A Complete First-Aid Kit: Lastly, you will need a fully-equipped first-aid kit to effectively deal with minor injuries and sickness. Your first-aid kit should include:
    1. Basic equipment, such as band-aids, bandages, medical tape, alcohol, cotton, etc.
    2. Medicine like prescription medication, antiseptics, antihistamines, aspirins, among others.
    3. Medical tools, such as thermometers, disposable gloves, wooden sticks, closure strips, syringes if needed, etc.

Make sure that your vehicle is always in top working condition. Call Factory Direct Oil Inc. at (252) 435-6789, or visit AMSOIL's online store to get the best products for it, including the most effective synthetic oil in Moyock.


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