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10 Items Every Driver Should Keep in Their Emergency Car Kit

Even if you swear up and down that you’re the most careful driver, emergencies can still happen. There are aspects of driving that you neither predict nor prevent. When accidents happen, you should be prepared. There are 10 things that every driver should keep in their car emergency kit:

  1. First Aid Kit - A first aid kit is a must-have for your car. A small supply of antibiotic ointment, band-aid sizes, tweezers, pain relief tablets, blood stopper compress, etc. could do enough to ease any pain. 
  2. Jumper Cables - When your battery dies, you’re going to need a set of these to jump-start your car.
  3. Multi-tool - The whole point of this tool is that it is versatile. It can assist you from auto repairs to survival.
  4. Fire Extinguisher - There are some instances where your car can catch on fire. While this is rare, it does help to have an extinguisher to put out the flames.
  5. Spare Tire, Jack, & Wrench - Flat tires happen all the time, and it can be difficult to foresee them. If you have a spare and the right tools on hand, you can save money by not having to call for a tow.
  6. Reflective Triangle - These triangles help other drivers see you when you are broken down. 
  7. Tow Rope - If you are stuck in snow or other similar conditions, you will need a tough rope to pull yourself out of the situation.
  8. Phone Charger - You’re going to need to get in touch with certain people in emergency situations, and you can’t do that without a charged phone.
  9. Snacks and Water - The snacks and water can help you maintain your energy levels when you’re stuck.
  10. Flashlight - Your phone’s flashlight can sometimes not be bright enough at night. If you are broken down in the dark, you’ll need all the light you can get.

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