The winter weather in the Billings area can get pretty rough, so it's important that you make sure your vehicle is ready for the freezing temperatures and slick road conditions. The team at Underriner Volvo has compiled a guide on what to include in your winter car safety kit that will ensure that you are prepared for whatever the weather throws your way. We strive to be the go-to destination for Shepherd and Laurel drivers looking for automotive service tips and tricks.

Winter Car Safety Kit

Winter in Montana means drivers will have to deal with slick, icy roads and unpredictable weather. The team at Underriner Volvo wants to make sure drivers have the necessary items in the event they get stranded or their vehicle breaks down. Below, you'll find the winter car safety kit the Underriner Volvo Service Center recommends that drivers from the Park City and Huntley areas have in their vehicles this winter:

  • Battery cables
  • Ice scraper
  • Portable shovel
  • Items to help when stranded: flashlight, warning signaling cones, backup batteries, safety vest, and roadside triangles
  • Basic first-aid kit
  • Cell phone charger
  • Camera
  • Flat tire kit
  • Common winter items: gloves, blanket, rain poncho, rags, boots, a hat. Pack anything to keep you warm if you get stranded during a snowstorm. 

Essential Items for Long Road Trips This Winter

Planning on driving across the country or anywhere relatively far this winter? If so, it's also important to add the following items so you're fully prepared: 

  • Tow strap: If your Volvo gets stuck in a ditch and you need another vehicle to help pull you out, a tow strap will come in handy. Make sure to check your owner's manual about the proper way of using a tow strap.
  • Fire extinguisher: It's a good idea to have one in the event of a small fire. Make sure the fire extinguisher you purchase is intended for automotive use.
  • Long-lasting food and water: It's smart to have some water and long-lasting food, especially if you are heading out on a long road trip. Granola, protein bars, and water can last in your vehicle for about six months before they need replacement.

Be Prepared for Winter With Underriner Volvo

Learn more about the winter car safety kit with the team at Underriner Volvo. Schedule an appointment with our service team to help you prepare your vehicle for winter driving. We can complete a multi-point inspection, make sure that the motor oil and fluids levels are correct, and check that your Volvo battery, brakes, and tires are in top condition. Remember to check out our current money-saving service specials, and contact us if you have any questions about what you should have in your vehicle this winter.