It doesn’t matter the current season you are in, carrying essentials in your car in case of a problem, is going to ensure that you are protecting yourself from delays and potential danger.
- A flash light is important because seeing into your car or under the bonnet when it is dark is easier with light. Carrying spare batteries for the torch is essential, even if you regular check the battery life, you just don’t know how long you will need to have the torch on for.
- Fire extinguisher is an important part of your car safety; there is no way to know if your car is going to burst into flames but sometimes this does happen and being able to protect you and your family is important. Having a fire extinguisher is essential if you are protecting your family.
- Foot pump, compressor or special tyre inflating products; they can inflate a tyre, even for a short period whilst you drive to a garage for a more permanent resolution.
- Emergency coat is important, whilst you might not consider it as essential, temperatures can drop and if trapped in your vehicle for any length of time, you will be thankful for something to put on or even to use to cover you up, if you are going to spend time trapped in your vehicle.
- Emergency rope, it is an essential piece of equipment, letting you move your vehicle. If it becomes stuck or breaks down and you can’t move, being pulled to safety is essential.
- Having a detailed first aid kit, which contains gloves, is essential in case there is an accident; you will have the basic first aid kit and might be able to provide some assistance. Often, when you are out with your family, having access to even a basic plaster to cover a cut is important.
- Tools to change a tyre, if they aren’t in the vehicle then you will need to call for assistance and this can take time and money. How to change a tyre is something everyone should know if driving a car.
- Jump cables, but only if you are aware of your car accepting being jump-started; some cars you can’t perform this type of action and can damage the car further. Knowing what your car allows is important as to whether you have this accessory in your car.
Going on longer car journey’s
If you are planning or regularly go on long distance travel, it is important in your emergency car supplies, you include food. High calorie snacks that you can leave in your car in case of an emergency.
Water is another long distance travel accessory you should have, but you should have a drinking supply for yourself and some for your car, enabling you to top up washer bottles and clear bugs off the windshield.
Therefore, being prepared when you are in the car is just as important when you are at home. Making sure your family are as safe as possible, whilst having the resources in case a problem does occur.