Your car is already clean and well-maintained for the winter. What else can you do to stay safe on the road? You’ve probably heard that it’s a good idea to have an emergency kit in your car, but what exactly should that entail? Here are some emergency tools that it’s a good idea to keep in your trunk.
- Jumper Cables. These can be helpful not only for you, but also for other travelers who may need assistance. Make sure you know how to use them properly–consider printing out directions to keep in the glove box, especially for new drivers.
- Tire Tools. In addition to a spare tire in good working order, make sure you have a jack, a tire pressure gauge, and a lug wrench.
- First Aid Kit. This can include adhesive bandages of different sizes, sterile gauze pads, antiseptic wipes, tweezers, a mouthpiece for administering CPR, a first aid kit manual, and an emergency blanket in the winter. If your family has particular medical needs, such as EpiPens or asthma inhalers, bring those as well (properly stored, of course).
- Light! A good quality flashlight with extra batteries and bulbs will go a long way towards helping in a night-time emergency.
- Other Tools. You never know when you’ll need pliers, various screwdrivers, an adjustable wrench, a fire extinguisher, and a pocket knife. You can also consider wire cutters, vise-grips, and more.
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