Every driver should have a roadside emergency kit in their car, especially those who are going on long camping or road trips. An emergency kit can be the difference between life and death in certain situations, and therefore, it is critical to make sure it is always stocked.
However, many motorists might be wondering what their vehicle emergency kit should include. Here’s a list of various items to consider:
- Jumper cables
- Extra batteries
- Small camping shovel
- Chains for tires
- Tools: A wrench, pliers and Philips- and flat-head screwdrivers
- Extra clothes
- Duct tape
- Two quarts of oil
- Gallon of water
- Fire extinguisher
- Extra food
- Toilet paper
- Road flares
While motorists don’t necessarily have to have all the items on this list, as they might not have room for each piece of equipment, taking extra precautions can make all the difference when are stranded far away from home. And while emergency kits can be purchased in stores, the list of items included might not be as comprehensive as the one above.
Other accessories for long trips
In addition to ensuring roadside emergency kit is well-stocked, motorists taking long trips should also put a lockbox in their vehicle. This keep items safe inside a car. Even if a criminal were to break into a vehicle, they would have trouble getting into a locked security box mounted into a vehicle.