Emergency car safety kits are very important tools to always have in your car. Under certain situations, they could also be the difference between life and death. Most are not very expensive but they can save you a lot of time, money and headaches.
We will discuss emergency car in more detail in this post so you better understand what they are and how they can help you in a roadside emergency situation. We will also introduce you to one item that we feel needs to be in your emergency car safety kit at all times, The Portable Tow Truck.
Emergency Car Safety Kits: What is it?
A kit (usually a bag or box) is typically kept in the trunk or behind the seats of a vehicle to help in roadside emergency situations. The kits come in all different sizes and shapes. Most kits are different in that they have a different assortment of safety products from kit to kit. We’ll talk about this aspect in more detail later but this is why the price can vary from kit to kit greatly.
Emergency Car Safety Kits: When is it needed?
A kit can be used in many roadside emergency situations. Here are just a few:
- Flat tire
- Dead battery
- Vehicle catches on fire
- Car breakdown
- Ice on windshield
- Stranded vehicle due to snow, ice, mud or sand
As mentioned earlier, most kits offer a different assortment of items which greatly affects there price. It is recommended to get a kit with as many items in it as you can afford. You could also build your own kit which we will discuss in more detail later. There are some items that are a must-have in the kit which I will discuss next.
READY.GOV also suggest these vehicle safety tips:
- Keep your gas tank full in case of evacuation or power outages. A full tank will also keep the fuel line from freezing
Install good winter tires and ensure they have adequate tread or any jurisdiction-required chains or studs
- Do not drive through flooded areas. Six inches of water can cause a vehicle to lose control or possibly stall. A foot of water will float many cars.
- Be aware of areas where floodwaters have receded. Roads may have weakened and could collapse under the weight of a car.
- If a power line falls on your car you are at risk of electrical shock, stay inside until a trained person removes the wire.
- If there is an explosion or other factors that makes it difficult to control the vehicle, pull over, stop the car and set the parking brake.
- If the emergency could impact the physical stability of the roadway avoid overpasses, bridges, power lines, signs and other hazards
Emergency Car Safety Kits: What items should it have?
Most kits offer different products but there are some items that we recommend as must-haves.
- Food – items that don't spoil such as energy bars
- Water – keep in plastic bottles so they don't break if frozen
- First aid kit with seat belt cutter
- Shovel, window scraper or snowbrush
- Candle and matches
Other items we also recommend to keep in the vehicle:
- Tire traction mats
- Antifreeze windshield fluid
- Jumper cables and/or portable car battery charger
- Portable tire inflator
- Fire extinguisher
- Warning signs or road flares
Emergency Car Safety Kits: Prepared vs. DIY kits…
You can buy great emergency car kits through our website but you can also make one your own or both if you like. If you want to save time and money we recommend buying a pre-assembled kit. You could always buy a smaller kit that is within your budget and add to it as you want.
If you are a DIYer, all items can be bought separately and placed in your vehicle accordingly. Either way, take the necessary steps to protect you and your loved one from unexpected roadside emergencies.
Emergency Car Safety Kits: Don't forget The Portable Tow Truck...
No one can be 100% prepared for everything but an emergency roadside car kit can help protect you, your family and friends and company employees when the unexpected happens. Just like a jack and a spare tire, these kits are a must-have for every driver and depending on the situation, they could be the difference between life and death.
Now that we have talked about emergency car safety kits, what they are and situations when you would need them, we would like to introduce a product that we feel should be in every vehicle just like an emergency car safety kit. That product is the one size fits all THE PORTABLE TOW TRUCK - THE ULTIMATE TIRE TRACTION DEVICE. The Portable Tow Truck is proven tire traction pad used by the largest commercial fleet companies in the world and 1000s of residential customers as well.
For very little money, you can have the best tire traction device for snow, ice, mud, sand and wet grass in your vehicle at all times.
They are lightweight and can be used by any driver with any vehicle type (cars, trucks, vans, RVs, small, medium and large fleet vehicles) over and over. Now you don't worry about getting stuck or having to call someone for help on your next picnic, beach or camping trip or family or friend outing.
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