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Must-Have Emergency Kit Items to Keep in Your Vehicle

September 23, 2015 Automobile Accidents

Car Emergency KitAs car accident lawyers, we know the importance of a well-stocked emergency kit for your vehicle. No matter how new your vehicle is, it could break down at any time. A variety of factors could be responsible for your car breaking down, so it is important to have your emergency kit stocked at all times.

Here are some things that should be in your emergency kit at all times.

  • A fully charged cell phone, an extra cell phone battery, or a phone charger.
  • A first aid kit.
  • Flashlights and extra batteries.
  • Fire extinguisher.
  • Reflective triangles.
  • Water and snacks just in case you are stuck in your vehicle for a long time.
  • Jumper cables.
  • Some tools like screwdrivers, wrenches, and a multipurpose tool.
  • Jack and spare tire. These should have come with your vehicle so make sure that they are still there. You should also have a tire pressure gauge.
  • If you live in cold weather, you need to have a snow shovel, kitty litter, gloves, and a blanket.
  • It is a good idea to carry around extra oil, antifreeze, brake fluid, and washer fluid.

Luckily, pre-made car emergency kits are available for purchase at most automotive stores. It is important to continuously check your emergency kit to make sure that it is well stocked so you are ready in the event of an emergency. When it happens, you will be glad you were prepared!

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