Car-related emergencies can range from a flat tire, to a highway shutdown due to weather or an accident, or to you suffering a horrific crash. Many drivers have found value in keeping safety items in their cars at all times to deal with a multitude of circumstances. First-aid kits, maps and jumper cables are typical items; however, there are many other safety precautions you should permanently keep in your car.
Recommendations for Safety Items to Keep in Your Car
Being prepared for a breakdown or other emergency will ensure your safety. Consider the following recommendations to equip your car for potential emergencies:
- Blanket – a blanket will not only keep you warm on cool days but can also provide shade on hot days.
- Non-perishable food – if you suffer a car breakdown, or find yourself stuck on a shutdown highway for hours, food can be a very good thing to have on board. You may want to stick a can opener in your glove compartment to open cans of food.
- Water – hydration is a key to your well-being.
- Cell phone car charger
- Wet wipes, tissues and trash bags – anyone can get car sick, but anyone with small children knows how difficult it is to clean up after a vomiting episode in the car.
- Small fire extinguisher – overheated or broken down older cars have the potential to catch fire.
- Warning cones or lights – if your car breaks down or if you are involved in a crash, especially after dark, you need to be visible to other drivers.
- Auto escape tool – this tool can be clipped to your visor or your keychain and can break through a window if your car becomes submerged in water.
From basic needs to provisions for rare emergencies, these safety items can make life much easier if you keep them in your car permanently.
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