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Auto Insights : Roadside Emergency Kits

By April 1, 2023No Comments

In the event that an emergency happens on the road-such as a flat tire, vehicle breakdown, adverse weather or empty gas tank-it’s important to be prepared. Specifically, packing your vehicle with a roadside emergency kit will ensure that you have a handful of essential items to assist and protect you if the worst-case scenario occurs. Consider the following guidance on what to include in your roadside emergency kit.

Be sure to stock your roadside emergency kit with these important items:

  • Jumper cables

  • Road flares

  • Motor oil

  • Antifreeze

  • First-aid kit

  • Blankets and warm clothes

  • Flashlight and extra batteries

  • Extra fuses

  • Basic tools such as a screwdriver, wrench and utility knife

  • Cellphone and charger

  • Tire inflator and tire pressure gauge

  • Ice scraper

  • Non-perishable food and bottled water


Get Familiar With Your Kit

Before you need to use your kit in an emergency situation, it is wise to thoroughly familiarize yourself with its contents. Take the time to review how each item in your kit will assist in an emergency, and ensure that you know how to use the contents properly and safely.

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