In case of roadside emergencies, it's wise to be prepared. The items below could come in very helpful if your vehicle experiences some problems on the roads. Keep this emergency kit in the car and you can have some peace of mind that you and your passengers can stay safe and comfortable before help arrives.
Small LED Flashlight
Be certain that your emergency kit has a little LED flashlight with new batteries. Flashlights will come in handy when changing tires, checking under the hood, or any other quick fixes that could be repaired more easily with light. A small flashlight could also help you alert other drivers that you need some help.
Cell Phone Car Charger
Cell phones have become our lifelines. However, if they're not properly charged, they're of no use. Be certain to have a spare charger available in your survival kit should you need to contact some assistance.
Portable Air Compressor
Portable air compressors don't take up much space and can be powered by the 12v outlet in your automobile. This is great to have on board in case you have a flat tire or one that is low on air. Be sure to check your tires regularly to avoid even having to use the air compressor in case of an emergency.
Simple Tool Kit
Pliers, adjustable wrenches, screwdrivers, and duct tape can accomplish a lot and can be an immense help should you be stuck on the road. If using these tools can at least get you to a service station, you've avoided the cost of having your vehicle towed.
Don't rely on other motorists to have jumper cables when you should have your own. They're not expensive and you could avoid the costs of having a towing company get your car started.
First Aid Kit
It's important to have some essential first aid items nearby should there be some problems on the road. Some suggested items include:
- Sterile gauze pads of different sizes
- Adhesive bandages in several sizes
- A splint
- Antiseptic wipes
- Extra prescription medications
- Sharp scissors
- Disposable instant cold packs
- Calamine lotion
- Alcohol wipes or ethyl alcohol
- Plastic non-latex gloves
- A blanket
- List of emergency phone numbers
Make an appointment or call The Auto Experts if you need any more emergency kit suggestions or have auto repair inquiries. We care dearly for each and every customer, so let us take care of your vehicles. Proudly serving downtown Sacramento, Midtown, and East Sacramento, you can find us at 505 30th Street. See you soon!