The Ultimate Auto Emergency Kit Guide.

Although no one wants to be in an auto accident or have their car breakdown, there are many situations in which these things occur despite the precautions taken by drivers. This is why being prepared with an Emergency Kit is an important step to prevent additional problems in these situations.

Unfortunately, cars break down or are involved in auto accidents everyday. Because these things are so common it is important that all drivers make sure that their cars have an emergency kits. These kits can provide life saving materials that are helpful in the event of any emergency. If you do not have a kit, it can be purchased in most automotive stores, or can be easily put together at home.

Emergency kits typically include several tools that are helpful in the event of an accident or a breakdown. We have compiled a list of 15 things every driver needs to have. While this list is not exclusive, every driver needs to have these life saving things:

  1. Emergency cell phone chargers
  2. Road Flares or Warning Triangles/Cones
  3. First Aid Kit
  4. Flashlight and Batteries
  5. Glass hammer and seat-belt cutter
  6. Multipurpose tool
  7. Fire Extinguisher
  8. Tire Gauge
  9. Jumper Cables
  10. Gloves
  11. Duct tape
  12. Water
  13. Food
  14. Blanket
  15. Rain Poncho

It is always important to be prepared for the worst. Having the right tools and knowing what to do in the event of an emergency can help keep you and your family safe.

Feel free to comment on this post if you think we missed something or you have a story about how one of the items on our list helped you in an auto emergency.

by Colombo Law
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