Just like everywhere else in the Midwest, the weather around Wisconsin this time of year is often cold, wet and hazardous for travel. The last thing we want to happen is for you to get stuck in harsh conditions, so before the next time you venture out, our Boucher VW Franklin team wants to show you some handy materials you should keep in a winter safety kit. Safe travels!
Ice Scraper and Shovel
In extreme conditions like heavy blizzards and ice storms, you’ll want to make sure that you have a scraper and shovel handy so that you can clear off your windshield and create a path for your vehicle to drive through. Keeping these two parts in your vehicle is essential to any winter traveling you do.
Spare Tire and Battery Pack
With frigid temperatures and unpredictable road conditions, it’s not uncommon for your vehicle’s volatile components (like batteries and tires) to drain or flatten. If this happens, be sure you have a battery pack and a spare so that you can keep moving forward.
Snacks and Provisions
Besides your vehicle, your own safety is paramount when you drive in the snow. Keeping food, water, a first aid kit, and other valuable provisions (like flashlights and portable electronic chargers) is essential to making sure that you stay safe and connected when the weather poses an immediate threat to your health and well-being.
Fresh Change of Clothes
Speaking of which, if you’re working outside to get your vehicle running again, we can’t stress the need for keeping a change of warm clothes in your vehicle. Wet, freezing conditions can lead to hypothermia and frostbite very quickly if you’re not careful, so be sure you have boots, gloves, hats and a warm coat in your model at all times.