Car-related emergencies can never be predicted. When you are stuck in a situation, such as getting stranded due to a flat tire, this is the thought to pop into your mind, “I wish I had thought of this before and taken the necessary precautions”. That is why it is better to be prepared in advance so that you aren’t caught unawares should something happen! When it comes to commuting or traveling any lengthy distance, a roadside emergency kit can mean the difference between getting back on the road or being stuck for a long period of time. A roadside emergency kit is the one item that every vehicle should have, yet most of us never carry any of the basic items to help you get back on the road quickly and safely.
Items to have in your emergency kit:
- Flashlight and extra batteries. The flashlight should be waterproof.
- A first aid kit can be immensely useful to you at all times. Keep bandages, basic medicines and tablets, gauze, ointment, etc. in it. Emergency situations on the road can be dealt with in a much easier way if you have some first aid supplies handy.
- Tire pressure gauge
- Roll of paper towels
- 12-foot jumper cables
- Four roadside flares
- Two quarts of oil
- Gallon of antifreeze
- Fire Extinguisher
- Tire inflator (such as a Fix-A-Flat)
- Spare tire with air in it, and the tools to change it with
- Small shovel
- Tool Kit
- Cat Litter
- Windshield Ice Scraper
- Nonperishable snacks and Bottled Water
Stock up on these items right away – you might never face an emergency, but it is always safer to be well-prepared so you know exactly what to do.
Source – Create an Emergency Kit by Debi