No one ever likes to think of an emergency happening while driving, such as a flat tire, running out of gas, the car breaking down, etc. Unfortunately these things do happen though, and for that reason it’s best to be prepared with a roadside emergency kit.
A roadside emergency kit includes a variety of items that are meant to help you in different emergency situations. The kit is meant to be stored in your vehicle at all times so you always have it.
Here are some key points to consider regarding a quality roadside emergency kit:
Pre-packaged vs. self assembled: While you can collect all the items on your own and store them in your vehicle, a pre-packaged roadside emergency kit takes all the guesswork out of it. Furthermore, it is usually packed in a container, bag, or pouch which makes for simple and neat storage in the vehicle.
Budget vs. content: Roadside emergency kits can be picked up all over the place, and range in price depending on the amount/type of items included in it. Instead of focusing on the price it’s best to take a look at what items are in it. Some of the key items are reflective lights, a basic first-aid kit, a flashlight along with spare batteries, a warm blanket, gloves, a small shovel, jumper cables, water, snacks, a tow rope, duct tape, a utility tool, and more.
A roadside emergency kit is a kit that contains various items that may be handy in an emergency situation. It is meant to be stored in your car at all times.
This article originally appeared on YourMechanic.com as How to Buy a Good Quality Roadside Emergency Kit and was authored by Valerie Johnston.