WHAT TO INCLUDE IN YOUR CAR’S EMERGENCY KIT

June 28th, 2015 by

Even if you have free roadside assistance or belong to an auto club that provides roadside assistance, you can never be too careful. One way to ensure you’re prepared for an emergency on the roadway is to have a kit ready with some basic necessities you’ll need should something bad happen unexpectedly. A car emergency kit is one thing you want to make sure is in every vehicle you own because you don’t know how long it will take roadside assistance to arrive. So, just to be safe, make sure you not only have a car emergency kit stocked with anything and everything you may need. Another way to help ensure safe travels is to have regular maintenance performed on your car by the highly trained automotive technicians at Berlin City Kia, serving Berlin, Gorham, Littleton, Lancaster, Milan, Conway and Jefferson.

Car Emergency Kit Items

Jumper cables: Even if you check your car’s battery life regularly and are on top of it, you never know if someone is going to leave an interior light on or if your battery will just die for some other reason. It’s best to have jumper cables that are at least 10 feet long.

Food and water: In the case that you’re stranded on the side of the road for any length of time, you’ll need food and water to keep you going. It’s always a good idea to have water bottles and unperishable snacks in your car. Protein bars, canned foods, and granola are all good suggestions.

First aid materials: If you get into an accident, you need to have basic medical items handy. Your first aid kit should include Band-aids, gauze, medical tape, antibiotic ointment or cream, and any specific medial items your family may need such as medications like anti-nausea tablets or an EpiPen for allergic reactions.

Blankets, coats and gloves: If you live in a cold part of the country in an area that experiences severe winter weather, it’s absolutely imperative that you carry heavy blankets, a spare coat and spare pair of gloves in every vehicle you own. In the event your car breaks down and you’re unable to use your car’s heater to stay warm, you will need those blankets, coats and gloves to stay comfortable while you await roadside assistance. If you live in Berlin, Gorham, Littleton, Lancaster, Milan, Conway or Jefferson, you know full well how brutally cold it can get during the winter months.

No one ever intends to be in an accident or stranded somewhere, but when you’re prepared with a car emergency kit, at least you can help you and your family stay safe when unexpected events on the roadway occur. If you need help putting together a vehicle emergency kit, please ask the trained experts at Berlin City Kia in NH today. We provide service in Berlin, service in Gorham, service in Littleton, service in Lancaster, service in Milan, service in Conway and service in Jefferson.

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