How to Assemble a Roadside Emergency Kit

All vehicles, cars and trucks alike, should have an adequate emergency roadside kit in them at all times. Emergencies are unexpected, so being prepared can make a stressful or dangerous situation a lot more manageable; not to mention, safer and more efficient. Many drivers prefer to keep theses kits in their trunks, but for those without extra storage space in their vehicles, the backseat is fine. To avoid sacrificing space in this case, you can use storage accessories that attach to the back of the driver and passenger seats. They contain sleeves and slits that hold things like books, roadside kits, and more.

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Store-Bought Roadside Kits

You can purchase a pre-made emergency roadside kit at any local automotive or hardware store. These pre-made kits range in styles, varieties, and price. There are small basic kits, medium-sized kits, specialty kits, large kits, heavy-duty kits, and much more. These are great options because they come with everything you need for basic roadside assistance, or something more complex. Decide on a pre-made kit by considering your vehicle’s specific needs. For example, trucks will need a heavier duty kits, while people who rarely drive will need something much more basic. Ask to your local towing company for advice about a roadside emergency kit that’s right for your vehicle and driving specifications.

Make Your Own Emergency Roadside Kit

If you would like to choose specifically what goes into your emergency roadside kit, you can simply assemble one on your own. Visit your local automotive or hardware store, and look for all the items you might need. Every emergency roadside kit should contain AT LEAST the following items:

• Jumper Cables
• First-Aid Gear
• Flashlight and Extra Batteries
• Car Jack
• Spare Tire
• Blanket

The above items are the base essentials that every roadside emergency kit should contain. For those who drive trucks, long distances, in inclement weather, or on rough terrain, you might want to consider adding some more gear. Here is a list of some highly recommended supplies to consider for your homemade emergency roadside kit:

• Road Flares
• Portable Lantern
• Rain Poncho
• Ice Scraper
• Change of Clothing
• Hand and Feet Warmers
• Small Fire Extinguisher
• Coolant
• Motor Oil
• Windshield Wiper Fluid
• Case of Bottled Water
• Energy Bars (or Granola Bars)
• “CALL POLICE” Distress Flag
• Reflecting Road Triangles
• Light Sticks
• Tire Inflator/Sealant
• Tire Pressure Gauge
• Utility/Army Knife
• Wrench
• Phillips Head Screwdriver
• Work Gloves
• Whistle
• Duct Tape
• Towing Rope

For more advice or information about roadside assistance, contact your local trusted towing company. Although it is strongly recommended to have your own emergency roadside kit in your vehicle at all times, it doesn’t mean that you can’t still call for help in the case of an emergency. Just because you own the gear doesn’t mean you have to use it! Professional towing companies offer reputable and affordable roadside assistance services 24 hours a day and 7 days a week. Call them if you are stranded on the side of the road.

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