Getting stranded on the side of the road is a pain, no matter who you are or where you’re located. Therefore, it’s vital to be prepared in case of an emergency. Here are some helpful tips on how to create an emergency car kit so you’ll be ready to deal with almost anything when you find yourself in need of assistance.
Flashlight and batteries – If it’s dark outside when you’re stranded, having a flashlight (and extra batteries) will help you safely see what’s going on with your vehicle and what’s around you.
First aid kit – You never know what could happen when you’re on the side of the road. If you get a cut while changing a spare tire or while closing the hood of your vehicle, it’ll be nice to have a first aid kit with bandages and tape included.
Jumper cables – Most vehicle breakdowns involve a dead battery. Having your friend come out to help you on the side of the highway won’t do you any good if you don’t have jumper cables to attach their vehicle to yours for a boost.
Portable phone charger – In today’s world, we rely on our cell phones. But if you’re traveling with a low battery life on your phone and get stuck, what do you do? Having a pre-charged portable phone charger in your center console can be the difference between calling for help and walking to the nearest gas station for assistance.
Road flares or reflectors – When you realize your vehicle isn’t going to be moving from the shoulder of the highway any time soon, be sure to put some road flares or triangle reflectors behind your car so other drivers can see you. This will help them realize they need to move their vehicle over to give you enough space to get around your vehicle safely.
If you’re an incredibly busy person and don’t have the time to create your own kit, we can help you with a 38-piece Roadside Assistance Kit, available to be ordered right here at Crown Kia of Longview. Visit us or give us a call at (903) 759-4667 to get more details.