Is Your Mercedes-Benz Prepared for Winter?

Trees resplendent in red and gold and air crisp with a bracing chill mean two things: autumn is here and winter is coming. There's no better time to get behind the wheel of a new Mercedes-Benz model and enjoy all the amazing things the fall season has to offer to drivers near Fort Wayne, IN, but now is also an opportune time to prepare your vehicle for what lies ahead. So, how do you prepare your vehicle for winter? You can start by updating your roadside emergency kit.

Items for Your Roadside Emergency Kit

Whether your vehicle is an old companion or a new ride that you barely drove off the lot, roadside emergencies don't discriminate. They can happen anytime, anywhere, and to any vehicle. That's why it pays to be prepared. If you don't already have a roadside emergency kit, here are a few of the basic items that we recommend:

  • Reflective road triangles
  • Duct tape
  • Foam tire sealant
  • Jumper cables
  • First-aid kit
  • Multi-purpose tool
  • Flashlight

Updating Your Roadside Emergency Kit for Winter

Getting stuck on the side of the road is never a pleasant experience, but getting stuck in cold weather can make things infinitely worse. We recommend updating your roadside emergency kit with items to help you stay safe and comfortable in winter weather just in case you find yourself immobilized by snow or stuck waiting for help to arrive. Here are a few items we suggest keeping in your vehicle at all times during winter months:

  • Sand, road salt, or cat litter to improve traction in snow
  • Ice scraper
  • Shovel
  • Sleeping bags or blankets
  • Extra warm gloves, hats, and socks
  • Non-perishable food and drink

Prepare Your Vehicle with Expert Service

Some roadside emergencies can happen no matter how well you care for your car, but for everything else, you can rely on us to keep your vehicle in great shape and tip the scales in your favor. The highly-trained technicians at our service center can give your vehicle the maintenance it needs to run smoothly and safely. If you need winter tires, visit our tire center and we'll be happy to fit your Mercedes-Benz with the perfect tires to get it through the winter. Visit us today!

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