July 26, 2013
Does your Car Have This? Well it Should!
When you review your auto insurance needs every six months, make it a practice to review your car’s emergency kit too. If you don’t have an emergency kit, it’s easy to put one together, and you’ll be glad you took the time to prepare an emergency kit if you ever need it.
Start with the basics: food, water, and a way to keep warm. Plan for three days’ worth of supplies for each family member. Water is most important. High calorie food bars work well as a food source since they have a long shelf life and take very little space. Blankets or sleeping bags along with hot packs if you live in a cold climate will keep everyone warm enough. Add a rain poncho in case you need to go outside in the rain.
Once you have the basics covered, add a flashlight (keep extra batteries) and first aid items such as pain relievers, bandages, alcohol pads, and antibiotic cream. Toilet paper is handy to have in your emergency kit.
Make sure your spare tire is inflated and that you have the necessary tools to change a flat tire. Include any other basic tools you think you might need.