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Must Have Items For Your Car Emergency Kit

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Must Have Items For Your Car Emergency Kit


What’s in your car? Are you prepared for the unexpected?

Car Emergency Kit

Most people think that having an emergency kit for the car is just for the winter months; however, that’s not true. You can be stranded at anytime, anywhere. There are several manufactures that sell different kits to help you stay safe. You can go online and search for a pre-made kit or simply make your own and customize it to your liking.

So let’s get prepared for the unexpected; this would make a great family project for a Sunday afternoon. Get the children involved and have them learn about emergency preparedness.

Remember, before any road trip, always check your car. Make sure all lights and blinkers are working; check all fluids (oil, washer fluid, antifreeze, etc.), tire pressure, and gas levels!

Every vehicle should have at least these items in the car at all times:

  • A first aid kit
  • Jumper cables
  • Spare tire
  • Portable shovel
  • A tire pressure gauge
  • Flashlight and extra batteries
  • Road reflectors and or flares
  • Ice scraper
  • Duct tape
  • Small tool set
  • Gloves
  • Blankets
  • Dry packaged food such as: canned nuts, granola bars, energy bars,
  • Water and or Gatorade
  • Portable cell phone charger

Get a plastic milk container (crate) to store these items in and place in the trunk of your car.

Make sure that every vehicle you own has a kit like this.

As a family, make it a priority to check these kits every two months.

In the event of an emergency:

  1. Get off the main road pull to the right shoulder if you can.
  2. Put your hazard lights on.
  3. Use your flares.
  4. Call for help.
  5. Stay in your vehicle with doors and windows locked for safety.
  6. Stay calm.