With winter here, now more than ever it’s important to be prepared for car trouble. Being stranded in the cold can be more than inconvenient–it can be dangerous. At Mercedes-Benz of St. Charles, home of new and pre-owned Mercedes-Benz cars for the Aurora, IL area, we want to let you know about a few emergency items that can make all the difference.


It’s no fun being stranded with no way of contacting anyone. While that has largely become a thing of the past, thanks to cellphones, a cell phone won’t be of much use if it isn’t charged. A great way to makes sure your phone has a charge when you need it during a car trouble situation is to have a charger in the vehicle at all times, or invest in a portable charger.

First Aid Kit

The importance of having an easily accessible first aid kit can’t be exaggerated either. It doesn’t need to be a mobile Walgreens, but having a few of the essentials can go a long way. Try to make sure you always have gauze, band-aids, and antiseptic. Anything on top of that is icing.

Cat Litter

Do you have a cat? If you do, the litter can be repurposed to help provide traction when your car is stuck in a slippery substance. If you don’t have a cat, sand will work too.

Foam Tire Sealant

Apply this to a puncture on your tire and it will reseal the damage, at least temporarily. This will give you enough time to get your car to our Mercedes-Benz dealers where we can attend to it properly at our tire center.

At Mercedes-Benz of St. Charles, we take both your safety and your comfort very seriously. These items will help in both these areas. If you’d like to know about more of them feel free to contact us!