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Unfortunately, getting stuck on the road during the winter months can turn into a reality for many. Because of this, it's best to be prepared and carry the right items in your car this season.

Items to Carry in Your Car This Winter

During the winter months, the roads can get a bit dangerous. Because of the weather and climate, it's not uncommon for some motorists to get stuck on the road. If you're expecting bad weather or are taking a road trip to visit family, be sure you're prepared with the right items. If you're not sure what you should carry in your car, this list can point you in the right direction.

Jumper Cables

The cold weather is known to affect car batteries negatively. During a long and cold winter, your battery could be struggling to start every time you turn the key in the ignition. If you park your car outdoors, this can make it that much worse. After a long day of work, a car battery that just won't start can be extremely frustrating. If you have jumper cables in your car, you can get your battery going again in no time and make it home safely.

A First Aid Kit

A first aid kit should be kept in your car all year round, but this is especially important during the winter months. A small kit with the basics will always come in handy should you come across an accident on the road. During the winter, accidents may happen more often and emergency response vehicles can take longer to make it to the scene of the accident. Having your first aid kit handy can help in these moments. If you already have one in your car, restock your supplies so that you're fully prepared.

Extra Fluids for Your Car

Your car may have a harder time dealing with the weather this season. In fact, because of the rain and snow, you may notice that you have to clean your windshield off more than usual. This can lead to a dwindling supply of windshield washer fluid. It may not seem like the most important fluid, but if you run out of it and need to clean mud and other debris off your windshield, you may be temporarily unable to see the road. This obviously isn't ideal, so carry extra fluid in your trunk just in case. Click here to buy AMSOIL's Signature Series 0W-40 Synthetic Motor Oil and keep your engine protected this winter. Prepare for the coldest months of the year by giving your car a synthetic oil change in Austin, TX.  Contact the friendly oil experts at AMSOIL Dealer-Carol Bell at (512) 658-0357 for all the help you need to find a great oil for your car. Check out their online store for more great items or to place your order.


While sunglasses are most commonly worn during the hotter months of the year, don't think you won't need them during the winter. During sunny days in the winter, you'll regret leaving your sunglasses at home because you won't be able to see the road clearly with the sun in your eyes. If you're driving through a snowy area, the reflection of the sun on the snow can make it worse. Even if you don't need them daily, it's still best to carry sunglasses in your car for those moments when you really need them.

A Basic Tool Kit

A tool kit is something you should always carry in your car just in case you come across road troubles. Even if you don't know how to fix common car troubles, the contents of your tool kit can keep you safe. Make sure your tool kit includes emergency road flares or reflectors so that your car is visible even at night. Stick a snow and ice scraper in your tool kit this season so that you have something with which to remove ice and snow from your car's windshield. It's also a good idea to carry an extra phone charger or battery in your kit just in case you're stranded and running out of battery. Blankets, snacks, and water are also must-haves even if not for a tool kit, but for safety reasons, just in case you're stranded on the side of the road waiting for help in the cold.

Give Your Car a Synthetic Oil Change in Austin, TX This Winter

Prepare for the cold by giving your car a synthetic oil change in Austin, TX this season. Contact AMSOIL Dealer-Carol Bell to find the perfect synthetic oil for your vehicle. Give them a call at (512) 658-0357 to learn more or to place an order.

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