Making a Winter Car Kit

Things You Need In A Winter Survival Kit

Top Five Items For Building A Winter Car Kit

At Chudds Chrysler, we're the preferred Chrysler dealership in Gimli, Manitoba. We also serve the surrounding areas of Winnipeg Beach, Winnipeg, Selkirk and Teulon. Visit Chudds Chrysler; if you're looking for ways to make your vehicle safer, take a look at some of the tips that we have on our website. For instance, winter safety is essential, and you might think about how to drive more carefully. But you should also be aware of what items you should have in your vehicle in the winter if you're ever in an emergency.

Items to Go In Your Winter Car Kit

There are several types of items that you should have in your kit, including things that can help make you more visible to other traffic and items that will help you stay warm if you are ever stranded on the side of a road that doesn't get much traffic.


You should have at least one blanket available for each available seat in your vehicle so that everyone can stay warm if you're stranded without power in your vehicle for a while.

Hand Warmers

Hand warmers activated by a chemical process can provide you and your passengers a source of heat if you're ever stuck on the side of the road.

Non-Perishable Food

Especially if you plan on taking a trip that will lead you out into an area where it might take several hours to get help to you if you get stuck on the road, having a quick source of energy can help keep you warm. For instance, granola bars are a non-perishable food that you can last a couple of months before replacing.


Even when you're cold, you can get thirsty. Make sure you have several bottles of water in your car. You can store it in a cooler, which will help keep it warmer for longer, but you can also wrap your bottles in blankets. Keeping them in the cabin will also be preferable in the winter because the cabin is warmer than the trunk when the heat is on.

Safety Cones

Reflective safety cones or triangles are always nice to have whenever you want to be able to make yourself visible when you're stuck on the side of the road or have been in an accident with another vehicle.

Contact Us Today!

Suppose you want more help finding things to put in your winter car kit, contact us. We have plenty of great ideas on how you can make your vehicle as safe as possible for winter driving. And if you need to make a service appointment request with our service centre, please call us. We can put on your winter tires and book a service centre appointment in Gimli, Manitoba, that can do a wide variety of types of jobs.


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  1. Chudd's Chrysler Ltd.

    Corner Of Prov. Rd. 231 & Hwy 8
    Gimli, MB R0C 1B0

    • Sales: (204)-642-8555
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