roadside emergency kitTag
Emergency Kit for your CarIt never fails, your car will break down at the worst time in the most desolate area. Or maybe your tires are stuck in the snow or blown by a nail in the roadway. No matter the reason you are stuck a few emergency kit items for your car can keep you safe and maybe even allow you to drive home or to a repair shop.
Emergency Tire Inflator: These cans are available at car supply stores and are a great way to refill and temporarily patch a flat. They don’t always do the job, depending on the size of the hole or tear, but in many cases, they will work well enough to get you home. All cars should also be equipped with a spare tire and jack.
Jumper Cables: You may find you use these more often to rescue others, but having a set is important for the one day that your car battery decides to die. A quick jump can get your car mobile again.
Flares or reflective hazard triangles: An accident or stalled vehicle can often happen at night or in a dangerous congested area. Having flares or hazard triangles will alert other drivers to your location, increasing your visibility and helping to avoid additional wrecks.
Kitty Litter: Sand or kitty litter is good to have if you live where it snows. Cars stuck in the snow with spinning wheels can often gain traction with a sprinkling of either.
Flashlight: Always have a flashlight in case its dark and your car loses power. Packing extra batteries can ensure it will always work.
Cell Phone Charger: Invest in a block cell phone charger just in case you have an issue, and your cell phone battery is low. Calling for help and relaying your location is going to be the easiest and fastest way to get back on the road and to safety.
Emergency Kit items for PassengersKeeping you and the people in your car safe is of utmost importance when your car breaks down. Adding these items to your emergency kit can help.
Blankets: Always have extra blankest to protect against below freezing temps. Remember, your car’s power may not work, or eventually, you may run out of gas, which means no heat.
Water & Snacks: Essential to survival, pack some water and high protein snacks that don’t perish quickly like pre-packaged granola or protein bars. Make sure they can handle the heat of your trunk (i.e., no chocolate).
First Aid Supplies: A well-stocked kit can be handy for so many emergency situations.help your family be prepared.