If these subzero temperatures to kick off 2018 have told us anything, it would have to be that getting stranded in a nonworking vehicle when it is well below zero degrees outside has the potential to be quite a nightmare, particularly in temperatures that can cause frostbite in surprisingly short periods of time.
Knowing that, as your Land Rover dealership serving Newton, MA and wide swaths of Massachusetts, we suggest putting together a winter emergency kit for your vehicle, just in case something unexpected does ever happen that would require it.
Here are the main items we would recommend keeping somewhere in your vehicle while the weather outside is frightful:
- Jumper cables in case the battery dies.
- A small snow shovel to dig yourself out of a snowy area.
- A snow scraper with a brush.
- Bottled water and a few non-perishable
- Extra hats, mittens, and scarves.
- A first aid kit.
- A small amount of road salt or kitty litter to help with traction should you get stuck on an icy patch.
- Emergency flares.
- An extra battery to charge cell phones. Some even come with the capability to jump a car if the battery dies. Some also come with a flashlight attached.
- A separate handheld flashlight is a good idea, too.
- A blanket or sleeping bag
Each of these items could save your life or the lives of your passengers, particularly if they are children. Here at Land Rover Peabody, we recommend keeping these items in a place that is accessible, but with the spacious cargo areas in models like the Range Rover and Range Rover Velar, finding room for a small winter survival kit should not prove overly difficult. It is the least you can do to stay safe in what obviously are some of the most treacherous weather conditions of the year.