The key to dealing with a roadside emergency in your Nissan is to be prepared, especially during the winter months in Dulles. Especially in winter months, having the right preparation with you is imperative if you want to stay safe. Here are the items you should always make sure to have in the trunk of your new or used Nissan this winter.
Winter Survival Kit
You should always have a few necessities that can keep you safe in the event of a roadside emergency. This includes an extra tank of gas, a first-aid kit, a cell phone charger, water and snacks, a flashlight with an extra set of batteries, warm winter clothes, jumper cables, flares, and some music or games to keep everyone’s morale high when you’re waiting for roadside assistance.
Winter Travel Gear
You should always have gear with you that will help you in case you get stuck in the snow, ice, mud, or slush. Tire chains greatly increase your tires' handling abilities in the snow. You should also have an ice scraper and a snowbrush so that you can clean ice from your windshield—never use your wipers to do this, as this can severely damage them.
A Navigation or Communication Device
You should also have a device that allows you to retrieve your exact location and share it with a roadside emergency team. If you have an Android phone or an iPhone, you can download an app that allows you to request that roadside assistance be sent to your exact location. Otherwise, a GPS system can give you the coordinates of your exact location, which can be relayed to a roadside emergency operator over the phone.
Find out more about how to stay safe this winter by calling Brown’s Dulles Nissan. Our dealership offers top-notch maintenance services that will prepare your car for winter. Call us at (703) 948-1100 or visit our website to set up an appointment at our service center.