A vehicle emergency kit can make waiting for roadside assistance a lot less stressful. When assembling your own personalized emergency kit, consider factors such as your family members’ specific needs as well as regional weather patterns. Towing companies and auto experts frequently recommend the following items.
How to Make a Roadside Emergency Kit
Start With First Aid
The first aid portion of your kit should include all the basics, such as gauze, bandages, wrappings, and antiseptic ointment. Useful non-emergency items to have on-hand are pain relievers for convenience and scissors to adjust any bandages to necessary sizes. If anyone in your family takes medication, it’s a smart idea to keep a few extra pills in your kit as well.
Include Auto-Specific Items
Purchase jumper cables if you do not already have them—sometimes all you need from roadside assistance personnel is a jump. Keep other repair items in your kit to solve easy auto problems, such as a gallon of coolant, a quart of motor oil, tire inflator and sealant, and a tire pressure gauge.
A flashlight is a particularly handy necessity for an emergency kit, as it can help you get your bearings at night, illuminate hidden engine parts, and act as a signal for roadside assistance crews. Don’t forget extra batteries, since you never know what kind of situation you may find yourself in.
Finish With Nutrition & Comfort
Finish your kit with assorted items that are always appreciated during a roadside emergency, such as water bottles and non-perishable food to keep your passengers hydrated and comfortable. This is especially important if you break down on a blistering-hot day or haven’t eaten in some time; while hot water may not be the most pleasant, it’s a welcome alternative to dehydration. Other suggestions include blankets and small battery-powered fans for weather-related comfort.
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