Emergency Car Kit Guide
Dead battery, flat tires, skidding, minor injury, hazardous weather, and more. All drivers have one or more of these issues in their driving careers. Do you have the supplies to aid in situations like this? All drivers, new and experienced, need to have an emergency car kit. If you don’t have one, you’re in luck. This is Full Circle’s Checklist for Emergency Car Kits. We will show you the different items needed for a standard car kit.
This is one of the most common car issues there is. It’s a fairly simple fix but it can become harder when you are stranded. So we recommend items like a tire pressure gauge, air pump, and fix-a-flat. They give your tires a temporary fix so you can bring your vehicle to an auto service center like Full Circle Auto & Training Center for repairs.
If the battery is dead, well you aren’t going anywhere. This is a common issue to have. That’s why having jumper cables is so important. A reoccurring culprit of a dead battery is leaving something on like headlights. By the time we notice it’s too late. With jumper cables, a helpful person, and a working vehicle, you’ll be back on the road in no time.
Sometimes the issue you encounter is beyond a simple fix. You’ve called the professionals and now you sit and wait. Or do you? Its looks like a time for hazard signs. Items like foldable triangles, reflective safety vests, flares, and hazard-led flashlights are literally lifesavers. Make sure you and your vehicle are clearly visible for your tow truck. Preferably one from Full Circle’s TechNet roadside assistance.
First Aid Kit
This one is self-explanatory. Anywhere you will spend a lot of time in need to have a first aid kit. We recommend one with bandages, alcohol pads, scissors, tweezers, safety pins, and antiseptic wipes. This can be purchased nearly anywhere and already comes in a pack so you can just put it in your car kit.
Here are some items that people don’t always think about when making their emergency car kits. Fire extinguishers, a blanket, nonperishable foods, safety gloves, medications, multitool, hygiene items, and traction aid like kitty litter or sand are less talked about items. Think about those drivers who were stranded for 12 hours on the I-95 in Virginia due to snow in January. Please read our blog about surviving traveling through a blizzard if you find yourself in this predicament.
If you are still aren’t convinced about having an emergency car kit think about this. Better have it and not use it than to need it and not have it. This kit could save your life.