4 Things to Keep in Your Car for Winter Emergencies

4 Things to Keep in Your Car for Winter Emergencies

While it’s crucial to ensure your vehicle is serviced by your MA auto shop and prepared to take on winter weather conditions, emergencies still happen. At Ray’s Auto Service, we want to give you a few tips on some essential items to keep in your vehicle. Though this isn’t a complete list of items to keep in your car, it’s sure to get you started!

Here are a few things to keep handy—just in case.



It’s vital to keep a flashlight in your vehicle for a few instances. If necessary, it’ll be much easier to look through your trunk or work under the hood after dark. Having a flashlight will also aid in signaling passersby to acquire assistance. It can also guide you safely to find a place to seek service for your vehicle.


Extra Clothing and Blankets

Be sure to keep extra clothing like snow pants, gloves, hats, coats, and other layers in your vehicle. If you get into an accident or your car breaks down, these extra layers will help keep you warm. You’ll also be able to avoid potential frostbite or hypothermia. Blankets are also vital to keep handy to ensure you stay extra warm if you’re waiting for assistance. Consider investing in some thermal blankets as well! 


Salt or Sand

Having a bag of sand or salt is convenient for a few reasons. If your vehicle is stuck in snow or ice, you can scatter some salt or sand around the tires. This will help provide better traction for your vehicle to get out and back on the road. Bags of salt or sand in the back of rear-wheel vehicles can also provide some extra traction in the winter.


Jumper Cables

A drop in temperature affects your battery by putting stress on it. It also takes more energy for your battery to start when you start your car. It’s a good idea to keep jumper cables in your car, especially if your battery is older than three years.


Visit Your Local Auto Shop in MA for Reliable Service

At Ray’s Auto Service, we’re here to ensure you get the best service possible to drive on the road this season safely. If you need your car serviced for winter, you can check out what services we offer here! We’re open Monday through Friday from 8 am to 5 pm. 


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