How To Prepare a Winter Safety Kit for Your Car in the Bangor Area

What Do You Need in Your Winter Emergency Kit? 

Winter has arrived in Maine. With deep snow, violent storms and icy roads – you never know when disaster may strike on the road. Keep an emergency kit in your 2021 Toyota RAV4 and you will be ready for anything on the road. You may ask yourself – what do you need in your winter emergency kit? We are here to help at Downeast Toyota. Use this quick checklist to pack your winter safety kit this season! 

READ MORE: How To Drive on Snow and Ice in Bangor ME 

What Are the Basic Winter Emergency Kit Supplies?  

Drivers who are faced with harsh winter weather like we are in Maine need to be prepared for emergencies – whether that be a dead battery or being stuck in the deep snow. Here is a list of the basic emergency kit supplies recommended by the National Safety Council. 

  • Blankets 
  • Winter Gloves and Hats 
  • Winter Socks 
  • Flashlight with Extra Batteries 
  • Jumper Cables 
  • First-Aid Kit 
  • Bottled Water 
  • Non-Perishable Food and Snacks 
  • Multi-Tool 
  • Automotive Toolkit 
  • Road Flares or Reflective Warning Triangles 
  • Windshield Cleaner 
  • Ice Scraper 
  • Jack and Tire Iron 
  • Tire Gauge 
  • Small Fire Extinguisher 

Woman on Her Cellphone in a Snow-Covered Car

What Are the Extra Winter Emergency Kit Supplies? 

Do you face extreme winter weather each year? You may want to take your winter emergency kit to the next level with additional supplies. Here is a list of some additional emergency supplies you may want to keep in the trunk of your 2021 Toyota Camry this winter.

  • Collapsible Snow Shovel 
  • Bag of Sand or Cat Litter for Traction 
  • Tire Chains 
  • Tow Straps 
  • Hand Warmers 
  • Winter Boots 
  • Sleeping Bag 
  • Battery-Powered Radio 
  • Rain Poncho 
  • Tire Repair Kit 

Snowy Winter Road

READ MORE: How To Correct a Skid on Snow or Ice in Winter 

What do you need for the winter emergency kit in your Toyota? Plan ahead with this quick list of emergency supplies created by Downeast Toyota. Visit the Downeast Toyota inventory today to find a Toyota model with AWD that is perfect for winter driving! 

February 8, 2021
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