|10 ESSENTIAL ITEMS FOR YOUR CAR'S EMERGENCY KIT|
|Posted on: Jul. 13, 2017 in Safety|
Emergencies can happen any time, any place. It doesn’t matter if you’re going across the country or around the corner – you should have an emergency kit in your car. Don’t be tricked into thinking you’re all set just because you have a roadside assistance plan. You never know when you’re going to be stranded or waiting for service for hours. It’s better to be prepared than wish you were.
Exactly what you need will depend on where you live, how far you’re planning travel, who’s riding with you, and other personal factors. However, there are some things that are useful for everyone. You don’t need to pack enough stuff to rough it for days, but these items will help you get through until help arrives.
Here are some things everyone should keep in the car.
If you tend to travel through areas prone to snow or ice, you should also carry a warm blanket, cat litter (to aid in traction), an ice scraper, and a small shovel.
Although you probably always carry your cell phone with you anyway, be sure it’s charged and pack a spare charger cord as well as a back-up portable battery. A phone will do you no good if it’s out of power.
You can certainly buy a prepackaged emergency kit with these items and more. But, you may find that putting one together yourself is far more cost effective.
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