Be ready for whatever the winter roads bring your way by carrying this car emergency kit and auto insurance.
Winter brings unpredictable weather to Northern California. When you add El Niño on top of that, you shouldn’t be surprised if we see some hazardous road conditions in the remaining weeks of the cold season. Be prepared! So you can handle whatever risks you face on the road, build this winter car emergency kit and get auto insurance before you climb behind the wheel.
- Jumper Cables: A dead battery can be a minor bummer or a major issue, depending on how ready you are to have your car jumped. If you have a set of good jumper cables in your car, all you need to get back on the road is someone willing to lend their own vehicle for a few minutes!
- Flashlight: Keep a flashlight in your vehicle. Not only will this make it possible to spot issues under your hood or change a tire at night, it can also help you increase your own visibility if you’re waiting for help to find you on the shoulder. Stock your emergency kit with extra batteries for your flashlight, too.
- Spare Tire: Speaking of changing a tire, make sure you have a spare to swap with your flat. Take the time to practice changing the tire so you’ll know what to do in a pinch, and make sure your car has the necessary tools (e.g. jack, lug wrench) to get the job done. Then, check your spare’s tire pressure regularly.
To be truly protected on the winter roads, you need to pair this emergency kit with the right auto insurance policy. Get the coverage you need to be safeguarded from winter woes by contacting Northstar Insurance. Our Walnut Creek, California team knows that our state faces unique winter risks – and can defend you and your ride against them.