Preparing an Emergency Kit For Your Vehicle

Car Emergency Kit

Do You Have A Vehicle Emergency Kit Prepared?

While nobody wants to imagine an emergency with their car, it is still a smart idea to prepare for any possibility! Having an emergency kit in your vehicle might be able to help you or someone else in the future. As the old saying goes, it’s better to have it and not need it, than to need it and not have it! So today we will give you a few tips for starting your very own emergency kit for your vehicle.

Essentials

If you decide to only out a few items in your emergency kit, make sure that you include these:

  • Road Flares
  • Blankets
  • Bottled Water
  • First Aid Kit
  • Snacks
  • Warm Socks

Road flares are essential if you need to remain seen, particularly on the side of the road. Additionally, if your car dies, you may not be able to use the heater, which is why it is important to have a blanket, in case you’re waiting for help for a while. Bottled water is essential to remain hydrated, and filling snacks such as nuts or trail mix can hold you over while you wait for help to arrive. If you live in an area with snow, warm socks are also essential, particularly if you were trudging around in slushy snow while checking out your vehicle. The first aid kit is self explanatory, and every vehicle owner can benefit from having one on board.

Useful Extras

The following items aren’t necessities, but can be very useful in a variety of emergency situations:

  • Pocket Knife
  • Manual Phone Charger
  • Poncho
  • Safety Cones
  • Safety Vest
  • A Book 
  • A Lighter or Matches
  • A Paper Map

We hope these tips come in handy while you create your vehicle emergency kit! If you’d like to take some preventative action against vehicle emergencies, give our team a call today at 941-544-0469 for fast and affordable repairs!