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Vehicle Preparedness Kit

Date: Feb 13, 2020 11:48:08 AM | Author: Joel Schrage
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Whether you are heading out for a quick trip to the grocery store or headed across the country for a road trip, always expect the unexpected. 

If you find yourself stuck in the snow, broken down on the side of the road or in an accident, having an emergency kit in your vehicle can help ease any uncertainty and keep everyone involved calm and safe. Whether you make your emergency kit or purchase one, having one in every vehicle ensures you and your family will be prepared.  

To help you get started, here are some suggestions perfect for any vehicle emergency kit. Your vehicle preparedness kit can be as elaborate as you would like, but these few items listed below will easily fit into a compact box storage container in your trunk.

Year-round Essentials:

  • Jumper cables
  • Flashlight or headlamp with working batteries
  • Extra batteries
  • First aid kit
  • Tire pump or a can of tire repair (“fix a flat” or equivalent)

 Winter Essentials:

  • Extra Gloves + Hat
  • Blanket
  • Boots + Socks
  • Extra Set of Clothing

Emergency preparedness starts at home. For parents with young drivers, it is important to have an emergency kit in their teenager's vehicles. By having them build their kit, it will teach them about committing to being safe in emergencies. Additionally, it will give parents peace of mind that if their young driver runs into trouble, they will be safe until help arrives. 

In a perfect scenario, you may never need an emergency kit. However, in the end, it is better to have one and not need it, than to need it and not have it.


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