When the winter weather comes, you want to make sure you are prepared. The best way to be prepared is to have an emergency kit in your car. Use this list, brought to you from Rotolos Dodge Chrysler Jeep .
Emergency Kit for Your Car
You don’t have to be a prepper to be prepared. You want to make sure you are prepared for an emergency when it comes to being stuck on the side of the road. Just like you are prepared at home during the winter, you should be prepared for an emergency in your car, whether it is for running around town or going on a road trip.
If your car breaks down, you will not have heat in the car as well. Depending on how long you are stuck and it might get cold. Having a blanket in the car can make sure you do not get too cold while you are stuck on the side of the road.
You never know when you find that the windshield is covered with ice. It can happen if you have only been in the store for a short time. Having an ice scrapper in the car is a way to make sure you are not caught unprepared.
If you have to get out of your car at night to check a tire or look under the hood, you will want to have a flashlight. While many people think that the flashlight on their cell phone is enough, it isn’t the same as having a flashlight. Flashlights tend to be brighter and easier to use and depending on the battery life of your phone, you could find that you can not use the flashlight.
Coming to your car to find that the battery is dead is one of the worst things, especially when you are away from home. While you might be able to find someone who will give your car a jump, that does mean the person will have jumper cables. You should carry jumper cables in your car at all times. You should also know how to use the cables correctly.
If you break down on a dark road, the flares will let the traffic coming from behind know that your car is there. It also lets people know that the car is broken down.
You should always have a spare tire with you. Even tires that are brand new can get punctured by something on the road and cause it to lose air. A tire that is flat should not be driven on because of the damage it can do to the rim and therefore the car. Not only should you make sure you have a spare tire and the tools to change it, you should make sure it has air and in good condition. Putting on a donut that is dry rotted with threads showing is no better than driving with a flat.