Our Tips For Building Your Winter Emergency KitNovember 27, 2019 11:14 am
Winter weather can be extremely hazardous, and if you are unprepared, you could find yourself stranded on the side of the road waiting for someone to help you. You may not be able to predict the future, but you can easily prepare for winter mishaps and make your car much safer with an emergency kit. You can easily make your life easier and put your mind at ease this winter by putting together a well thought through emergency kit. If you want to put together an emergency kit that will help you stay safe all winter long come into your local U Pull And Pay today. Our expert staff will help you get all the tools, supplies, and tips you need to build the perfect winter emergency kit for you and your family.
Winter Emergency Kit Tools
Before you start thinking about essential comforts, you should make sure that you have all the tools and parts you need to get your car running again if you find yourself in a pinch. Start by having a small set of wrenches stashed in your kit. Flip through your owner’s manual and see if there are any common wrench sizes that your car uses. Make sure to stock your kit with at least a few different sizes to ensure that you can do a quick fix in a pinch. Your owner’s manual will most likely have a listing of common tools for your car, but if you are unsure, you can come into your local U Pull And Pay to ask one of our DIY experts. If all else fails, make sure that you at least have a multi-tool like a Leatherman or Swiss Army Knife.
Battery failures are some of the most common issues that car owners experience in the cold of winter. Older batteries can quickly lose their charge and lack the strength to efficiently distribute the necessary electricity to your starter. If this happens to you on a backroad or somewhere where your phone doesn’t get any reception, you may find yourself stranded in the snow with no way to get help. You can easily take care of this threat by stocking your emergency kit with a battery charger. These little tools can be a lifesaver in the winter and they are very reasonably priced.
Emergency Kit Basics
It may go without saying, but the biggest threat that you face during the winter is the bitterly cold weather. Hypothermia can quickly set in, and your body only needs to fall 4° Fahrenheit for it to start setting in. In order to stay warm in an emergency, you should stock your emergency kit with extra gloves, hats, jackets, and emergency blankets. You should also stock your emergency kit with supplies like hand warmers, a collapsible snow shovel, and a bag of sand or non-clumping cat litter to help your wheels get traction in the snow. You can also pack nonperishable food and water.
No matter what your daily driving schedule is like, it is always a good idea to prepare for the worst in the winter. If you are looking for more tips on how to build the perfect winter emergency kit for you and your family, come into your local U Pull And Pay today. Our expert staff will help you find all the parts and tools you need for the best prices in town.
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This post was written by Jonathan Kling