Emergency Kits: What to Keep in Your Car

From flat tires to snowstorms, unanticipated emergencies leave drivers stranded all the time. Ensure your safety and the safety of your loved ones by preparing an emergency kit for your vehicle. Here is a list of must-haves from CT Auto Injury Lawyer Timothy O’Keefe:

  • Water. Your body will shut down without water, so store small drink boxes in the trunk. You can also use water if your car overheats, or to clean out a wound.
  • Food. Keeping food in your car will ensure you maintain your energy if you get stranded; but most food will spoil when kept in the extreme temperatures of your car. Calorie bars won’t spoil, and they’ll keep you feeling full.
  • Blanket. Warmth is a must if you’re stranded in an emergency. Even summer nights can get chilly, so keep a blanket in your car at all times.
  • Poncho. If you get a flat tire and it’s raining out, a poncho will make a world of difference.
  • Light. A flashlight comes in handy in every situation.
  • First Aid Kit. Keep a fully-stocked first aid kit in your car, complete with pain relievers, sterile pads, alcohol wipes, bandages, and tape. You can also throw in travel-sized toilet paper and tissue packets.
  • Tools. A multipurpose knife can go a long way in an emergency. Duct tape couldn’t hurt either.
  • Miscellaneous Accessories. Road flares, heat packs, a shovel, and safety pins may also be useful in an emergency.