If you’re gearing up for a road trip, there are some items you should pack for safe travels. Whether you are going coast-to-coast or commuting to school or work, it’s always good practice to have an emergency kit on hand.
The open road can be dangerous, and accidents can still happen no matter how careful you are.
Having a prepared emergency kit can make you better equipped to handle any curve balls thrown your way. More importantly, these key items will keep you and your family safer.
First Aid Kit: For minor injuries to minor illnesses, a first aid kit is great to carry around. It can ease any pain you may be feeling so that you can get to your destination safely.
Jumper Cables: Jumper cables should never be overlooked, even if you swear that your battery is fine. All it takes is for you to leave your car lights on overnight, and your battery will be drained. Instead of countlessly trying to start your car, you can avoid the trouble by packing a set of jumper cables.
Flashlight and Batteries: Vehicle breakdowns can occur at night too. If you find yourself stuck on a back road with no road lights, you’re out of luck if you don’t have a flashlight on hand. The flashlight can help you look around for the issue.
Spare Tire and Flat-Tire Tools: A flat tire is a misfortunate event that can happen anywhere, anytime. You’ll need a jack, lug wrench, and (of course) a properly-inflated spare tire to save you from a pickle.
Hazard Triangles or Road Flares: Sometimes, a broken-down car can be hard to miss if you’re stuck in the middle of heavy traffic. These supplies can alert others of your presence, while you are working on your vehicle or waiting for roadside assistance.
Of course, there are the honorable mentions: bottles of water, non-perishable snacks, a blanket, and a phone charger. You may have more than what you anticipated to pack for your drive, but you will definitely be grateful in the event of an emergency.
If you are in need of vehicle maintenance or inspection, please feel free to contact the experts at Protech Automotive Services. We look forward to helping you!