by Michelle Ferris on May 19, 2015
Have you ever had to drive through the night? In remote areas?
Use our list to create a helpful roadside emergency kit to keep in your car in case something happens.
Don’t Get Stranded
It’s late, and you’ve been driving on a desolate road. Instantly, you know something has gone wrong – controlling your car has become more difficult. Your fingers are crossed as you ease over to the side of the road. When you get out, you see that the left rear tire is flat… and you’re already running on your spare.
You might be lucky enough to have OnStar or be a member of AAA and have a cell phone that is in range. Or you might not.
If not, you might be stuck flagging down help on the roadside (if anyone is even around) or spending a night in the boonies. But if you have a well-stocked emergency roadside kit in the trunk of your car, you may be able to avoid it altogether and be back on the road in a jiff.
An emergency roadside kit can mean getting back on the road, or being stuck for a long (and sometimes unreasonable) amount of time. Every vehicle should be stocked with an emergency roadside kit – but most of us never carry any of the basic items to help us get back on the road quickly and safely!
Some of the basic items include:
Yes, carrying all these items does require a fair amount of trunk space. However, you can put together a smaller, basic version that takes up minimal truck space.
Be sure to include:
Before you use your kit in an emergency situation, take a little time and familiarize yourself with the items you’ve collected and how to use them. And remember, the most important item you can bring with you is your own good judgment – be sure to make stops and work on repairs in a place that is safe and you have less chance of injury.
No one has yet built the one magical tool for all your roadside emergency needs. But with some planning and a touch of trunk space, your emergency roadside kit might just end up saving the day.
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