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Monday, December 19, 2016

Emergency Winter Car Kit

Tracking Pixel Thanks to Sam's Club Auto Dare to Compare for sponsoring today’s post. All opinions are my own.


Being Colorado natives we are very familiar with winter road emergencies and always prepare every winter for those emergencies.  Thankfully, I have never had to use my Emergency Winter Car Kit but you better believe it is always in the back of my car.  


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Today I am sharing some very important winter weather car tips.  This time of the year we enjoy taking trips to the beautiful snow covered Rocky Mountains, which means peaceful rest and relaxation but the drive to the mountains can be a bit stressful at times.  

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Ah!  So beautiful.  The winter travel is so worth this view.  As Colorado natives we do feel like we are pretty responsible drivers in the winter weather but sometimes the weather interferes more than you would ever expect.  Road closures, long travel time, car issues and even accidents can lead to you being stuck in your car for hours in the cold winter weather.  Yikes!  

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Emergency Winter Car Kit


Items to add to your car kit include:

  • Jumper Cables
  • Bottle of Water
  • Blanket
  • Gloves/hats/scarves 
  • Snacks
  • First Aid Kit
  • Flair 
  • Flashlight 
  • Matches/lighter 
  • Cell phone battery block
  • Small shovel 
  • Activities for the kids


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All of these items would come in handy anytime of the year but especially important to have for those winter months.  As we pack up for our next winter adventure; going to Estes Park Colorado, we will also make sure that our Emergency Winter Car Kit is properly stocked.  

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While Emergency Winter Car Kits are important to have in your car, it is also very important to make sure your car is winter ready.  Sam's Club is a great place to stock up on items to take on holiday trips as well as getting battery and tire tune ups while you shop!  

It's like Sam's Club knows the parent struggle - car needs work, we need food, need to pack!  AHHHH!!  Running low on time!  One stop into Sam's Club and we save money, get the car into tip top winter shape and do our holiday travel shopping too!  

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Snowy and icy roads can play a big part in the winter travel in our area.  We are well aware of the importance of appropriate tires when doing daily winter driving but also when doing some extra holiday travel.  

Sam's Club wants to make sure that we all have the opportunity for safer winter travel by offering a great savings opportunity on select tire brands until December 24th.

Great deals on tires:
  • Michelin - $70 off any set of 4 new Michelin passenger or light truck tires. Ends Dec. 24th
  • Goodyear and Pirelli - $80 off 4 new passenger or light truck tires. Ends Dec. 31st

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How Sam's Club “Dare to Compare” offer works:

  • Bring a valid “all-in” quote from a tire sales and installation retailer to your Sam’s Club Tire and Battery Center service counter. The quote must be printed on dealer/retailer letterhead and dated within the past 7 business days.
  • The tire must be the same brand, same line, same load index and speed rating (service description) as the tire intended for purchase at Sam’s Club. Sam’s Club carries some club-specific tire lines – in these cases, Sam’s Club will compare the club-specific tire line to the equivalent general-market tire line.
  • Sam’s Club considers the following tire lines to be equivalent and will price match accordingly:
    • Club-Specific Tire Model: General-Market Tire Model
    • BFGoodrich Touring T/A: BFGoodrich Advantage T/A
    • Michelin Defender XT: Michelin Defender
    • Michelin X Radial LT2: Michelin LTX M/S2


Before you hit the roads this holiday season, get the best tire brands at the best "all-in" prices, guaranteed.*



Being a Sam's Club Member has a lot of benefits but one that continues to pay off is when you purchase tires through them.  

Sam's Club Tire Installation Package*
As long as you stay an active member of Sam's Club purchasing members receive the following benefits and services:
  • Tire Mounting
  • Tire Lifetime Balancing
  • Tire Lifetime Rotation
  • A Value Stem
  • No Charge Tire Lifetime Flat Repair
  • 24-hour Emergency Roadside Service
*Complete terms and conditions of all Sam's Club warranties and services can be obtained at any Sam's Club Tire and Battery Center location


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With new tires, a healthy battery and a stocked Emergency Winter Car Kit - we are set for a beautiful family weekend in the snowy Colorado mountains.  Thankfully, by stopping into our local Sam's Club we are now Holiday Travel Ready!  

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What items would you add to your Emergency Winter Car Kit?


This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Sam's Club Auto Dare to Compare.

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10 comments:

  1. I am almost always procrastinating on emergency kits. I do have a little band aid box, but i always am terrified that i am never fully prepared!Love these suggestions! Two things i would add to really make this complete: 1. Activity book (a mixed puzzle or doodle book depending on your kid's preferences) 2. A book to read, especially a favorite since i see my little one always wanting to re-read whenever she can :)
    -Reshama @ StackingBooks.com

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  2. Emergency car kits are incredibly important to have. We keep a first-aid kit in our car but your emergency kit goes beyond what are mini first-aid has. This is definitely something I'll have to show my husband!

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  3. Your kit is so thorough! We actually don't need all of the items here in Texas (although it's much colder here than usual this year!), but these items are great to be aware of when we travel a bit. And we get our tires at Sam's too...they always have the best prices!

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  4. I would say your list is pretty comprehensive. I couldn't think of anything else I would add. I need to be better about being prepared ahead of time for emergencies, that's for sure. I'll have to check out Sam's Club prices for our tires next time. They seem to have great prices!

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  5. We have talked about creating an emergency winter car kit for a few years now, but that is as far as we've gotten. Missouir winters usually aren't too bad, and when things get sketchy, I stay in, but you just never know! Great idea on the cell phone charger block -- I hadn't thought of that!

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  6. I am a new driver and I have been thinking of what items I should include in my car as my emergency kit. I can not wait to get on the road and start long road journeys but I also want to ensure I have what I need and ensure my car is checked before I head out

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  7. I guess I'll be in a world of hurt if I ever have a winter car emergency. In my car I currently do not have the following: the blanket, a first aid kit, a flair nor a cell phone battery block. I'm thinking I should head to the store pronto.

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  8. I actually grew up in a tropical country, but I've lived for years in Belgium and I've seen how winter can be a serious deal. Really great tips on the winter car emergency kit. Everyone should have these stowed with them!

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  9. This is a good reminder to get my car looked at for the winter too. I think I need new tires actually. I need to grab some jumper cables to keep in my trunk.

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