One of the best ways you can be prepared on the road is by making sure you have a car emergency kit in your vehicle. And the best car emergency kit isn’t necessarily one you buy, but one you can make yourself.
An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure
What Kind of Kit Is Best?
There are different types of emergency kits you can prepare: a winter emergency kit, a first-aid kit, or a car safety kit, to name a few. What type of kit you want to make will depend on what types of events you want to prepare against. There would be no need to pack a winter emergency kit if you lived in, say, Arizona, for example. And your “kit” doesn’t necessarily have to fit into one compact container but can consist of a checklist of items you should always have in your car.
As a general rule of thumb, here are some good items to include in your best car emergency kit:
- First aid kit
- Car jack
- Spare tire
- Jumper cables
- Disposable camera (to take pictures after an accident, in case your phone or camera dies)
- Extra batteries
- Motor oil
- Windshield washer fluid
- Ice scraper (depending on where you live)
- Paper towels
This is by no means an exhaustive list but just meant as a general reminder to get your brain going in the right direction. We firmly believe that the best car emergency kit is one you make yourself.
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