How to Make a Car Emergency Kit

How to Make a Car Emergency Kit | ER Autocare

You need a car emergency kit, even if you drive a truck or SUV. ER Auto Care cannot stress enough that even if you take excellent care of your vehicle you may still find yourself in the midst of a road emergency. It could be that you get stuck behind a fatal accident that takes hours to clear up. It could be that you get stuck in inclement weather because Mother Nature is having a bad day. No matter what, have a car emergency kit in your vehicle. Here’s how to make one up.

Stock Up On Things for Your Car

Again, even if you take excellent care of your vehicle you can still have an on-road emergency that involves your vehicle. You might run over a nail and end up with a flat. Your vehicle might overheat. You may find yourself low on oil when you least expect it. Purchase the following from your local automotive parts store and place them in your trunk:

  • Coolant – One Gallon
  • Flares or Triangle Reflectors
  • Gas Can
  • Jumper Cables
  • Motor Oil – One Quart
  • Tire Inflator and Sealant – One or Two Cans
  • Tire Pressure Gauge
  • Window Ice Scraper

All of these things will come in handy if you breakdown on the road. To prevent breakdowns, check your engine fluids regularly and keep an eye on your gauges while you drive. Make sure to always have at least a half-tank of gas – don’t go lower than a quarter-of-a-tank – and check your tire pressure every other fill up to make sure they’re properly inflated.

Stock Up On Things for You

Now it’s time to prepare for an on-road emergency that might affect you and your passengers’ safety and survival. It’s winter in Plain City, OH, and our weather gets freezing and the roads get icy. What if you got stranded in inclement weather and had to wait hours for help? Would you be prepared? You will be if you put the following in your automobile:

  • Blankets
  • Bottled Water
  • First-aid Kit
  • Flashlight
  • Flashlight Batteries
  • Granola Bars or Other Non-Perishable Food
  • Paper Towels
  • Pen and Notepad
  • Pocket Knife
  • Tool Kit

Trust us. You’ll be happy if you get stranded and have warm blankets under which to huddle and granola bars and water to eat and drink. Think worst-case scenario and then prepare for it with a car emergency kit.

Located in Plain City, OH, ER Auto Care will do our part to keep you safe on the road with preventative maintenance and automotive repair. Call us today for a full vehicle inspection.

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