Essential Items to Carry in Your Car
Whether traveling long distances or making a shorter commute, having a roadside emergency kit could be the difference between being stranded for hours or getting back on your journey quickly and safely.
When assembling your emergency kit, we recommend tailoring it to the age and condition of your vehicle. Your driving patterns and of course the weather in your area will play a significant role in what items you deem the most important to add to your kit. Emergency kits are available for purchase, but if you want to put together a basic roadside emergency kit, be sure to include the following items:
Now that you have your items, the next step is to find a good way to keep these items together in your trunk that is quickly accessible such as a cardboard box or a backpack. While having this roadside kit is a great way to be prepared in case of an emergency, the AAA reports that its most common calls are related to basic maintenance on their drivers’ cars. Be sure to properly maintain your vehicle, particular before going on a trip and at the change of the seasons.