Unfortunately, you may never know when your car will break down until it does. While getting regular service checks helps, your car’s age and condition can lead to breakdowns at the most unexpected times. This is why you need to keep an emergency kit in your car at all times, just to be safe.
Here’s what to keep in your car in case of an emergency.
Weather can be unpredictable. Keeping extra clothing in your car can help ensure you will be prepared incase of an emergency. You should keep an extra pair of shoes, jacket, and t-shirt. You can also include an extra pair of socks to be safe. This way, you are prepared for rain, snow, or sunshine.
First Aid Kit
This is the most important thing to keep in your car. You never know when you might need a band-aid, some gauze, or some anti-bacterial wipes. You can buy these at a grocery or convenience store, or order them online. You can keep the kit in the trunk or even in your glove compartment for easy access.
If your car breaks down, it could be at night. And, your headlights and interior lights may not work. Bring a flashlight so you are able to see your surroundings and the inside of your vehicle. It can also help you to get recognized by surrounding drivers or a tow truck if it is nighttime.
Although your phone may have a map, it is important to have a paper copy. Your phone could die or you could forget to bring it, which means you won’t have a digital map. Regardless of the scenario, you want to know where you are. Especially if you are in an unfamiliar place. It can help you locate the nearest intersection or surrounding buildings that could help you contact a tow service.
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