What Items Belong in a Car Emergency Kit?

Car Emergency KitYou may have heard of the saying: “It’s better to have an item and not need it than to need it and not have it.” This is very true with respect to a car emergency kit. These kits keep you safe when stranded or enable you to reach the nearest auto repair station in an emergency. We’ll go over the items you should include in a kit.

Items for a Car Emergency Kit

Most auto stores sell pre-packaged emergency kits. If you choose to put together your own, then here is a checklist of items. These include items you may not find in a store-bought kit.

  • Drinking water and non-perishable energy bars—pretty self-explanatory
  • Rain poncho—Monroe experiences rain spells even in the summer
  • Duct tape—this is a universal fix-it solution. Have at least 10-feet
  • Foam tire sealant—temporarily fixes a flat tire, though you should still have a spare tire on hand
  • Fire extinguisher—be sure it’s rated for both class B and C use. This means it’s suitable for handling both electrical and fuel-induced fires.
  • Reflective warning triangles—most kits come with one, but you should have three, placed 50-feet apart when in use.
  • Reflective safety vests—have one for each member of the family
  • Portable jump starter—most models can also charge a mobile phone.
  • Cold-weather gear—this includes gloves, scarves, and parkas. This is especially important if you frequently travel off road.

Stop by for Emergency Services

Stranded? An emergency kit will keep you safe until a tow truck arrives. Tell the tow service to bring your car to Monroe Foreign Auto Repair. Our auto service will fix your vehicle and have you back on the road in no time. All car models, including hybrid cars, can break down unexpectedly. An car emergency kit ensures you’re well-equipped for an unforeseeable scenario.

Edited by Justin Vorhees

Vehicle Diagnosis and Repair

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