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Safety June 28, 2012

Car Safety Kits

Disaster can strike at any moment, to anyone. Sometimes we forget how vulnerable our everyday routines truly are. It is important to be prepared for any sort of emergency, in order to protect yourself and your loved ones.

Putting together an emergency kit will give you a piece of mind, knowing you are ready in the event of a mishap. Your vehicle is one of the most important spaces you will want to stock with an emergency kit. Your car goes where you go, so it will more than likely be nearby in the case of disaster.

Pre-assembled kits are available to purchase, but by putting together one yourself, you can customize to your family’s needs. Everyone should consider including the following in their kit:

The Basics:
Cell phone and car charger, with a list of emergency numbers
Fire extinguisher
Two roadside flares
Quart of oil
Small first aid kit
Multipurpose tool or pocket knife
Tire pressure gauge
Tire inflator
Duct tape
Your car’s manual
Pen and paper
Help sign

The Extras:
Jumper cables or a portable battery booster
Gallon of antifreeze
Extra fuses
Extra flashlight batteries
Basic tools: Phillips and flathead screwdrivers, pliers, adjustable wrench
Change of clothes and shoes for family members
Bottled water
Non-perishable food item (think granola bars or nuts)

No matter how you decide to go about it, putting together an emergency kit for your car can only be beneficial in the event of a disaster. Every family should be prepared. Don’t hesitate. Stock your vehicle now.

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