Emergency Items to Keep in Your Car

Unfortunately, life can be unpredictable and you never know when an accident or emergency might occur. Having an emergency kit for your car is a great way to be prepared and have peace of mind in case something happens. This might be a car accident, car breaking down, or being stranded while waiting for help. Unexpected bad weather can also cause dangerous situations, like a blizzard or flooding. Here are some emergency items to keep in your car:

Emergency Items to Keep in Your Car

  • Jumper cables
  • Reflective triangle
  • Ice scraper
  • Car phone charger
  • Blanket/warm clothes
  • First aid kit (Band-Aids, hand sanitizer, aspirin, gauze, bug spray, sunscreen, etc.)
  • Small fire extinguisher
  • Flashlight
  • Batteries
  • Bottled water
  • Non-perishable snacks
  • Tool kit
  • Deck of cards or other entertainment in case you are stranded for a long period of time

These are just a few ideas for things to keep in your car in case of an emergency. You can purchase emergency kits or make your own. If you are going on a long distance road trip, you might want to have a more extensive emergency kit in your car. Also, pack according to what the weather will be like. If you have children or pets, make sure to include items for them in your emergency kit. Visit ready.gov for more disaster preparedness tips.

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