The Lewin family believes that while being a safe and alert driver is the most important part of being on the road, keeping proper emergency essentials in the car at all times is just as important. No matter how safe you are while you’re behind the wheel –anything can happen.
To ensure you and your passengers are ready for any situation (an accident, a flat tire, a dead car battery, running out of gas, etc.), there are several items that you’d benefit from keeping in your vehicle at all times. AAA sells emergency safety kits that include a booster cable, flashlight, first aid kit, an emergency whistle, a pair of gloves, an emergency poncho, a roll of duct tape, a Philips and flat head screw driver, a utility knife, a bungee cord, cloths and cable ties –all in one bag.
An emergency kit a great place to start, but other items like spare tires, a tire pressure gauge, matches, energy bars and bottled water, maps, a seatbelt cutter and window breaker, reflective triangles, blankets, clothes and an ice scraper are all things that could go a long way in ensuring your safety if you’re ever caught in a difficult situation on the road. Taking precautions and preparing for the worst is essential when you’re behind the wheel.