Some of the most common accidents happen on the road and emergencies can and may happen anytime, anywhere. So, getting prepared for such events is very important. Here are the top 10 items you should have in your car to prepare for such occurrences.
1. Spare Tire
A spare tire is an extra tire that can be used as a replacement for a flat tire. Invest in a good spare tire, this will save you money, time and stress. It is important that the spare tire is always checked if it is in good working condition.
It is important that the spare tire is always checked if it is in good working condition, as spare times can have a tendency for air leaks due to temperature changes.
2. Canned Tire Inflator
Canned Tire Inflators are disposable devices that can help temporarily fix a flat tire. This works by sealing the punctured tire and inflate it pressurized gas. This temporarily keeps the car moving but at low speed.
This is very convenient especially to those who do not have a spare tire available and for those who don’t want to get down on their hands and knees to change a tire.
But, remember that this is just temporary, your car still needs a proper repair facility and get fixed.
3. Car Manual
A car manual is an instructional manual that serves as a guide for car owners to know their cars better. The car manual supplies you with the important details about your car such as which grade engine oil to use and what is the oil capacity or what brake oil to use best for the car.
Sometimes, the car manual is taken for granted, but all the important information and even safe driving tips are on it.
4. Tire pressure Gauge
A tire pressure is a gauge used to measure the tire pressure of a vehicle. This is an important device to keep your tires at the right pressure at all times. This action will keep your tires stay longer and improve fuel economy.
If the tires are well inflated, they perform better, there is better traction and a safer and more comfortable ride for you.
5. Jumper Cables
Jumper cables are electric cables that connects two road vehicles. Your battery is one of the most important components of your car, without it you would not be able to start your car or turn on the air conditioner or even listen to the radio. When your battery dies down, you need jumper cables to get power to flow back into your batteries.
But you need to make sure that the battery is really the source of the problem, otherwise, you will only be wasting your time with such dangerous devices.
6. Emergency Disaster Kits
An emergency disaster kit should include water, non-perishable food, flashlight, two-way radios, medications, cell phones and chargers, extra cash and first-aid kit among many others.
These items should be packed in an emergency preparedness kit that would be easy to carry once emergencies and calamities strike.
7. Duct tape
Duct tape is a cloth or a scrim-backed pressure-sensitive tape that is coated with polyethylene.
It is so strong, but you can rip it apart with your hands. It is considered the ultimate power tool. When disaster strikes, a duct tape can get you out of a sticky situation. It can even be used as first aid for sucking chest wounds or a temporary suture for deep cuts and injuries. Duct tape can repair a busted hose whenever a car overheats.
In cases of broken windows, glass chips or breaks, the duct tape can be used to hold it all together and prevent the glass from breaking on the inside.
A map is an accurate visual representation of an area. Inaccuracy in maps can lead to accidents and wild-goose chases.
A map gives you a reference for streets and places or other landmarks to help you get around a certain place, so it is important that all the details and other information are accurate.
A blanket is typically a large piece of cloth used to keep a user warm. This item is especially important during winter when road mishaps tend to happen.
Having this already tucked in your car can save you from getting cold when you get stranded out of nowhere.
10. USB Mobile Device Charger
A USB Mobile Device Charger has the ability to charge your batteries on any portable device. This is a necessity, not only in your cars but also in your homes or office. A mobile phone would be useless with a dead battery.
In cases of emergency, the phone’s flashlight, GPS, and compass would not be put to good use. So, have this in your car at all times, It’s cheap and available for different devices too.
These things are not at all hard to find, they may actually be already available in your garages and homes. So make sure you put them all together now before it’s too late.