Emergency Car Kits are a very important tool 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 alot 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 an roadside emergency situation.
What is an emergency car kit?
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 saftey products from kit to kit. We’ll talk about this aspect in more detail later but this is why the price can very from kit to kit greatly.
When is an emergency car kit needed?
A kit can be used in many different roadside emergency situations. Here are just a few:
- Flat tire
- Dead battery
- Vehicle catches on fire
- Car breakdown
- Ice on widshield
- Stranded vehicle due to snow or ice
As mentioend earlier, most kits offer a different assortment of items which greatly effects their price. It is recommened 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. Their are some items that are a must have in the kit which I will discuss next.
What are the must have items in the kit?
Most kits offer different products but their are some items that we recommend as must haves.
- Food – items that dont spoil such as energy bars
- Water – keep in plastic bottles so they dont 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
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 recommed buying a pre-assembled kit. You could always buy a samller kit that is within your budget and add to it as you want. If you are a DIYer, all items can be bought serperately and placed in your vehicle accordingly. Either way, take the necessary steps to protect you and your loved one from unexpected roadside emergencies.
Prepare for the unexpected
No one can be 100% prepared for everything but a 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 difference between life and death. Now, prepared kits make it easy for every driver to be prepared on the road as much as possible so they can drive with confidence at all times.