If you are a car owner then chances are that you have found yourself in a position where you have car trouble. Whether it is a broken tail light, flat tire or just a dead battery, you probably have found yourself on the side of the road. If you did not have an emergency kit in your vehicle, you may have found yourself looking for tools or objects that could have been helpful. When building an emergency kit, consider adding these essentials.
- Flashlight and flares: Both of these will be helpful if you get stranded at night. A flashlight will help you see both outside and in your vehicle, which will be useful for any repairs you may need to do on your own. Flares will be able to alert other drivers of your presence, allowing them to move over to keep both you safe.
- Tool box: Your tool box doesn’t have to be fully stocked like your mechanic’s would be, but it doesn’t hurt to have your own tool set. You can stock up on tools at a store like Advance Auto Parts, or pick your own tools from home. Remember to have tools that will help you in an emergency like wrenches, sockets and more.
- Other Miscellaneous Items: You should also keep various other items in your vehicle. Blankets are always a great option to have in your car, as is a gallon of water and a first aid kit. You can also pack some non-perishable snacks in case you find yourself stranded overnight. You obviously don’t want to clutter your car, but it’s important that you have the basics with you in the event of an emergency.
Owning a car means that you have many different responsibilities. An easy to prepare yourself for an emergency is to have an emergency response kit with you, but hopefully you won’t need it.