Even after owning a vehicle for years, it is still impossible to predict what problems or inconveniences may arise at any given time. That is why it is important to be prepared for any situation. By storing these essential items in your vehicle at all times, you might be making the difference between getting back on the road quickly or being deserted.
The average life of a car battery is about four years, but no one can predict when a vehicle’s battery will give out.
Given this unpredictability, drivers should never travel anywhere without working jumper cables and proper jumper cable knowledge.
If jumper cables are attached improperly, the result can be extremely dangerous and even result in injury.
First Aid Kit
Accidents happen, it is best to be prepared. A basic emergency kit includes water, gauze pads, adhesive tape, antiseptic wipes, bandages, cold packs, splint, and a flashlight, but all kits vary depending on the lifestyle and needs of the driver.
But no matter what you choose to include in your first aid kit, the primary purpose is to treat minor wounds or injuries until EMTs can arrive.
Safety Vest and Hazard Flares
Vehicle problems can arise anytime and anywhere. To prepare for the unexpected is difficult, but it is better to be over prepared than be ill-prepared.
These items may seem excessive but trust our experience: you will be thankful to have a safety vest and hazard flares if you ever need to pull over on the side of the road at night.
Spare Tire, Jack, and Lug Wrench
Whether you run over a nail, hit a pothole, or just have worn down tread, a flat tire is inevitable.
The only sure way to solve this problem is to keep a spare tire in the truck of your vehicle, along with the proper tools.
A spare tire is great news, but it means nothing if you do not possess a jack to lift the car and a wrench to remove the lug nuts.
If you are caught with a flat tire and do not happen to have a spare tire handy, the best next course of action is to carry a portable air pump in your truck.
The purpose of an air pump is temporary inflate your flat tire until you are able to reach your destination, repair shop, or where your spare tire is located.
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