Navigating the roads during a Michigan winter can mean really knowing your stuff. If you’re going to own a car in Albion, you should also own a well-packed winter emergency roadside kit. The guys here at College Chevy put together our must-haves for winter driving. Be safe out there!
Stay Warm When Stranded – The biggest threat of winter car trouble is keeping warm. Keep a warm winter coat in the car and a Mylar blanket that can add emergency warmth. It’s easy for socks and gloves to get soaked and cold very quickly when working on the car, so pack extra pairs to keep you going.
Night Time Disasters – Should you find yourself in a snow bank after dark, you’ll need a few special items to get back on the road. Pack flashlights that can be cranked back to life instead of relying on batteries.
Tools of the Trade – Imagine yourself on the side of the road, stranded because you lack just one simple tool. Assemble a task force of tools to help you out of any situation. Not only will you need typical roadside tools like a car jack and jumper cables, but vice grips, a wrench, and even a screwdriver could come in handy. As always, don’t forget the duct tape.
Keep it Together – Put all of your emergency kit supplies in one sealable case to make sure that your items don’t get misplaced before you need them. The last thing you want in an emergency is to fumble around with your supplies. Be sure it is organized and ready to go when you need it most.