Having an emergency car kit can be a lifesaver. Often we don’t expect anything to happen while in our car on the road. It is nice to be prepared for anything, and an emergency car kit will help.
A Basic Emergency Car Kit
A few basic essentials you should have in your vehicle are:
- A spare tire and the tools to change a tire
- Jumper cables in case your car needs a jump start
- A road map in case your phone dies or GPS isn’t working
- A car charger for your phone
- A tool kit
- Reflective triangles in case you need to pull over while it’s night time
- First-aid supplies
- A case of drinking water
- Food such as non-perishables
- Extra set of clothes
- Bags for trash
Now, these are just a few essentials you should have. You can, however, have more depending on your needs.
Some weather items you can add are:
- Ice Scraper
- Rain Ponchos
- Hand and foot warmers
- Cold weather clothing
You should also add some sanitation items such as:
- Hand Sanitizer
- Toilet paper
- Feminine products
- Disinfecting wipes
- Other toiletries
If you have a baby with you, it’s wise to have a few things as well:
The best part about an emergency car kit is that you can customize it however you want. Make a checklist of items you think you might need. Switch things out when necessary, depending on the season. It’s nice to have supplies in case anything happen
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