Winter Emergency Car Kit

Winter Emergency Triangle

The snow in Rye may be beautiful when you’re looking out from your window, but it’s a different story when you’re out on the road. Between potentially hazardous weather and slick roads, driving in the winter can be tricky, so you need to be prepared beforehand. We suggest putting together a winter emergency car kit that you can store in your car’s trunk. Find out what to include below with help from Mercedes-Benz of Greenwich’s service center!



Winter Car Safety Kit

When you have to deal with slick, icy roads, and unpredictable weather, it’s hard to have control over everything at all times. But in the event that you ever get stranded or your car breaks down when you’re out and about in Stamford, you will need an emergency tool kit for your car. The items for the best car emergency kit include:

  • 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, and a hat. Pack anything to keep you warm if you get stranded during a snowstorm. 

Essential Items for Long Road Trips This Winter

And if you’re heading out on a cross-country road trip or anywhere far from New Canaan, you will want to include a few more items in your emergency tool kit:

  • Tow strap: This handy tool will be helpful if your Mercedes-Benz vehicle gets stuck in a ditch and you need another vehicle to help pull you out. Refer to your vehicle’s owner’s manual about the proper way of using a tow strap.
  • Fire extinguisher: It’s good to have one in the event of a small fire. Make sure the fire extinguisher you purchase is intended for automotive use.
  • Long-lasting food and water: It’s always best to have some water and long-lasting food, especially on long trips. Granola, protein bars, and water can last in your vehicle for about six months before they need to be replaced.

Should you ever find yourself stranded after going off the road in inclement weather, it’s important to stay inside or as close to your vehicle as possible if it’s safe to do so. Never leave your vehicle and go out on your own. Emergency responders will be able to find your vehicle easily, but if you wander off on your own you’ll be harder to find. Until help arrives, you’ll be prepared with the best car emergency kit.

Be Prepared for Winter With Mercedes-Benz of Greenwich!

In addition to setting up your winter emergency car kit, you will also need to make your vehicle itself is ready to take up on the new season. Schedule an appointment to get your car checked in Greenwich! And if your Mercedes-Benz needs a set of winter tires, be sure to reach out to our tire center


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