Winter Emergency Car Kit

Snowy road in winter aerial view

Winter is just over the horizon, and you’ll want to be prepared for changes in road conditions and inclement weather. Particularly in areas with icy roads or hazardous weather, it’s important to have a winter car emergency kit in case something should happen to your vehicle. The service center at Sid Dillon Nissan has put together the following guide on how to make a winter emergency car kit, so you can hit the Omaha roads without fear in the coming months!

Winter Car Emergency Kit Checklist

Winter is coming, and with it comes icy roads and unpredictable conditions. We want to make sure that Beatrice drivers stay safe on the road as the seasons change, so we’ve put together a list of necessary items that everyone should have in their vehicle in case of an emergency. Sid Dillon Nissan recommends that you add the following to your winter emergency car kit:

  • Battery cables
  • Ice scraper
  • Portable shovel
  • Items to help when stranded: flashlight, warning signaling cones, backup batteries, safety vest, and roadside triangles
  • Basic first-aid kit
  • Cell phone charger
  • Camera
  • Flat tire kit
  • Common winter items: gloves, blanket, rain poncho, rags, boots, socks, a hat. Pack anything to keep you warm if you get stranded during a snowstorm.

Essential Items for Long Road Trips This Winter

Winter is often a popular time for road trips, but there are unique challenges and hazards to taking your car out for a long time in potentially hazardous weather. Make sure you have these items in your vehicle if you’re planning on a cross-country or other type of extended road trip:

  • Tow strap: This is an essential tool if your Nissan gets stuck somewhere, and you need help from another vehicle to pull you out. Your owner’s manual will tell you how to properly use a tow strap.
  • Fire extinguisher: Small fires can happen unexpectedly on long road trips, so it’s good to have an automotive fire extinguisher to take care of any problems.
  • Long-lasting food and water: Make sure you have plenty of water and non-perishable food like granola or protein bars with you – these can last up to six months without needing to be replaced.

If an accident should happen and your vehicle skids off the road in hazardous winter weather, don’t leave your vehicle and go out on your own. Instead, stay inside or next to your vehicle and contact emergency services – they’ll be able to find your vehicle, but they won’t be able to find you if you wander off. Your winter emergency car kit will keep you safe until help arrives.

Be Prepared for Winter With Sid Dillon Nissan!

If you have any questions or want more information about a winter car emergency kit checklist, feel free to contact our office anytime! You can also bring your car by our service center near Kearny if you want to tune up your Nissan before winter comes, and you can schedule service right from our website.

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