Your Cold Weather Auto Emergency Kit: What You Should Keep On-Hand

Winter is here, and it’s time to make sure your vehicle is stocked with everything you need if you get stuck in bad weather. At Safechoice Insurance Agency, serving Rochester, MN, our team is here to help you stay safe through the winter months. 

Staying Warm

You never know when you will encounter a road closure or get stuck in the snow during the winter, and it’s important that you have the supplies necessary to stay safe if you’re unable to leave your vehicle. You’ll want to keep boots, mittens, and a warm change of clothes in your car. It’s also a good idea to keep a blanket, bottled water, and non-perishable snacks (like granola bars) if you have to spend an unexpected amount of time in your car. You’ll also want to pack a charger for your phone, a first aid kit, and a flashlight.

Moving Along

Unexpected amounts of time in the snow can also mean that you spend more hours or miles on the road than you expected. You’ll want to be sure you keep your gas tank full, have tire chains or snow tires, and a tow rope if you need to get or give someone a hand. You’ll also want to keep jumper cables in your trunk.

Be Visible

If you get stuck, it’s vital that other vehicles can see you. You’ll need to keep flares and a flashlight in your emergency kit.

Contact Safechoice Insurance Agency, Serving Rochester, MN

At Safechoice Insurance Agency, we’re here to provide our Rochester, MN customers with the policies you need to rest assured that you and your vehicle are protected. Please stop by our office or contact us today to learn more. We look forward to getting to know you!