Every vehicle should have an auto emergency kit stowed in a convenient place. Even people who are only commuting to work a short distance should have a vehicle emergency kit. It seems obvious to have one available for a long road trip but anything can happen at any time. You may find yourself in an emergency situation on the way to work or come across someone who needs assistance. Having a prepared kit will save you the hassle of gathering items from different parts of the vehicle. This will be especially important if time is of the essence.
There are some essentials that you would need in order to make any progress: A flashlight is very important to have because you will need to see. This is especially crucial if it is nightfall and you need plenty of light to see. You will need light to see what is wrong with your vehicle. Another thing that you would need is some gloves, preferably leather ones. If it’s cold out, they can keep your hands warm. They can also protect your hands from getting acquiring dirt or getting injured as you are working on the vehicle. If it’s raining, it’s good to have a waterproof poncho so that you can stay as dry as possible.
Pack some nonperishable food and drinking water in your auto safety kit. Without water, it is easy to become dehydrated, especially during the summer months. Granola bars or trail mix will help maintain your strength if you are stranded for a long period of time.
Depending on the weather conditions and location, it may take awhile for rescue services to reach you. If you are in a rural area far away from any city, it may take even longer. Having some food and water in your auto care kit can help you maintain your strength until help can get there.
If at all possible, attempt to reach a lit area. It can be dangerous parking in a dark lot but if you have no choice, your vehicle survival kit should have a flashlight and perhaps a light stick or two. Check the batteries periodically to make sure they are still good. All auto safety kits should also contain extra batteries in case you have to use the flashlight for a long period of time and end up draining the power. Regardless of trip length, it is best to always be prepared with the proper equipment.
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