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Too many people do not give much thought to preparing for issues that may arise on the road. Their trunks are empty, they have no supplies, and if they ever break down, they are out of luck and at the mercy of passersby.
A little preparation can go a long way if disaster strikes on the road. If you stock your car with a few basic items, you will be able to handle matters if you are in a car accident, your car breaks down, or you are stranded in bad weather. There are several types of market-ready car kits you can purchase, or you can make your own.
Below are some essential items you want to include and always keep with you. This is a fairly comprehensive list, but make sure you assess your own personal needs and pack accordingly.
You probably cannot fix a major mechanical issue on the roadside if your car breaks down, but you can prepare yourself for other simple issues like flat tires. Carrying a few repair and maintenance items in the car can help you in a pinch.
Being stranded is no fun and it can be downright dangerous if you are in the middle of nowhere. Keeping safety and survival items can enable you to deal with injuries, get out of an emergency, and help save lives.
Include the following items in your car emergency kit:
While a comfort kit is not essential, it can surely make life easier while you are on the road. Consider keeping the following convenience items stowed away in your car:
Keep in mind that you should replace certain items in your car kit every couple of years. Refresh your water and protein bar supply periodically and make sure to restock any used items.
For more helpful safety articles for drivers in Houston, visit our blog. If you ever suffer an injury in an accident, contact The Law Offices of Hilda L. Sibrian, PC at 713-863-1515. We are available 24/7 for our clients and even make house calls. Se habla español.