What Should be in Your Car’s Emergency Toolkit

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Kia is a quality brand that will offer you safe and dependable performance. However, even the safest and most dependable cars can experience troubles from time to time or become the victim of accident, whether as the result of the weather or another vehicle.

Stocking an emergency kit in your car can help you be prepared in case of any accident. Here are a few of the top things you should include

in your car’s emergency toolkit:

Mechanical Tools

If your car experiences a problem on the road, you don’t necessarily have to be a mechanic to fix it. Some simple tools can help you get back on the road or get to a service station. Some top mechanical tools to include in your kit are:

  • Jumper cables
  • Crowbar
  • Tire jack
  • Wrenches, pliers and screwdrivers
  • Tire pressure gauge

Of course, a spare tire, donut and can of Fix-a-Flat should also be in your trunk at all times. If you have simple problems like a dead battery, flat tire or loose wire, you can fix it and move on.

Alert Equipment

If you are stranded on the side of the road, you’re going to need some items on hand to alert passing drivers to your location and to get the help you need. Flares are essential, but you should also stock a flashlight or two, plenty of fresh batteries, and red or white flags to hang in your window. You can also stock a “Help” sign to put on the road next to your car.

Safety Items

An accident could leave you injured or stranded. You need to have a few basic supplies on hand to be prepared for such a scenario. Such items should include:

  • A first-aid kit
  • Warm blanket
  • Bottled water
  • Energy bars
  • Extra set of clothes

You’ll need to be prepared in case of poor weather, including rain or cold. You’ll also need to be prepared for being stuck for a long period.

Many other items can be included in your car’s emergency kit, depending on how much room you have. Consider these the basics to get you started.

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