It’s easy to settle into the mindset of “it’ll never happen to me,” but sometimes roadside emergencies are unavoidable. However, there are ways to mitigate the stress and damage that may accompany it. It’s always good practice to keep essentials in your car in case of an emergency!
Here’s our list of the top five items to keep in your car in case of an emergency:
- Bottled Water. Hydration is important, and sometimes you might be stranded on the side of the road miles from any humans or stores. To make sure you can quench your thirst and fuel your body, bottled water is an essential emergency item to keep in your car.
- Snacks. Like bottled water, snacks are also essential emergency items to keep in your car, especially if you’re stuck in the middle of nowhere. We recommend storing snacks like packs of trail mix and dried fruit in your car that won’t expire or go bad for a long period of time but will give you the energy you need when in a situation like this.
- Flashlight. If you’re stranded at night, a flashlight is critical to be able to look underneath the hood of or beneath your car to see what’s wrong or to locate what you need to find within your car.
- First-Aid Kit. This one is a no-brainer. If you’re in an accident or some other emergency situation while on the road, having a first-aid kit with gauze, antiseptics, and more is crucial to helping ensure people’s bruises and scratches are tended to while waiting for help to arrive.
- Blanket. Keeping a blanket in your car is a must, especially if you live in a colder climate or where the temperature drops in the evening. Having sweatshirts on hand is also a good idea.
For more items to keep in your car in case of an emergency, Google a car emergency kit checklist for more ideas to keep you safe and prepared!
Sadly, the occasional roadside emergency is unavoidable, but when it does happen, Tow Pro has you covered. Customer service is our #1 priority, and we offer a variety of towing services for all your roadside emergency needs. Contact 888.695.1555 when you’re in a fix!