Our homes are typically stocked with emergency supplies, food rations, and first aid kits. But what happens if disaster strikes when you are in your car? We at Heritage Mitsubishi recommend that you design a car emergency kit if you don’t already have one, which can easily be stored in your trunk or behind the seats.
Here are some must-haves for your car emergency kit.
- Basic tool kit
- Blankets, gloves, coats, and warm clothing
- Bottled water
- Cell phone charger
- Duct tape
- First aid kit
- Flash light with batteries
- Food (non-perishable)
- Ice scraper for your windshield
- Jumper cables
- Pocket knife
- Reflective warning triangles
- Tire gauge
In addition to packing your emergency kit, arm yourself with knowledge. If you don’t know how, have someone teach you to change a flat tire and jumpstart a car. Always make sure you have a map of the location you are exploring, and always tell someone where you will be driving before you leave and when you expect to arrive at your destination. Finally, make sure to keep up with your vehicle’s routine maintenance; schedule an appointment today at Heritage Mitsubishi.
No one ever wants disaster to strike on the road—or anywhere—but it is always better to be prepared than to be sorry.