Vehicle Emergency Kit Essentials

Accidents can happen anywhere at any time. Being prepared for whatever occurs is crucial to your safety and survival on the road. To ensure that you are prepared for whatever may happen, it is important that you are equipped with the tools needed for an emergency.

Having a vehicle emergency kit is important for all drivers because you cannot guarantee that you will be able to get help quickly when you need it. An emergency kit should carry a few essentials that can help you survive for an extended stretch until professional help arrives.

Here are some essentials you should have in this kit:

  • First Aid Supplies – This should include bandages, band-aids, antiseptic cream, gauze, wipes, gloves, cotton pads, medical tape, aspirin, and other first-aid supplies needed in case of emergencies. Antihistamines, inhalers, and prescription medications used on a daily basis should also be in this kit.
  • Fire Extinguisher – Because of the potential for engine fires or wildfires in an area where you are stranded, a fire extinguisher is a must for your emergency kit. Have your extinguisher checked annually so that it does not fail when you need to use it.
  • Non-perishable food & water – If your vehicle breaks down at night in a remote area, it is good to have a supply of non-perishable food and water to get you through until morning, when it would be easier to search for help in daylight hours.
  • Reflectorized triangles – Avoid potential accidents by showing incoming motorists that you are stalled on the side of the road with the help of these traffic triangles. It is best to have three of these on hand.
  • Flashlight – You can never tell where your vehicle will stall, and an unlit road is one possibility. A flashlight will keep you from waiting in the dark and can even be used to signal passing cars in the distance that you are there.

These are just some of the things you should have in your vehicle for emergency purposes. Other items that are good to have in your car for emergencies include jumper cables, a spare gallon of coolant, water, blankets, flares, a tire pressure gauge, and a portable toolkit. If your vehicle breaks down in North Texas, it helps to have a vehicle assistance service you can contact immediately for help like Euless Wrecker.

Aside from providing you with a reliable towing service, we can also help you with your vehicle recovery and equipment transport needs. We also offer roadside assistance for those who are locked out of their vehicles, have a flat tire and no spare, and need to have their cars jump-started. All you need to do is to have our number on speed dial and to contact us at 817-857-6344 whenever you need our help.