Make an Emergency Car Kit

With these emergency essentials, you'll be ready for anything that happens during the hours spent on the road en route to your summer vacation destination.

Car safety kits can be purchased in the auto department of any discount store. Or compile your own in a duffel bag. Here's what to include:

  • Jumper cables
  • Flashlight with extra batteries
  • Emergency flares
  • Lighter or strike-anywhere matches
  • Tire gauge
  • Tools: small hammer, screwdriver, pliers, pocket knife
  • Bungee cords
  • Motor oil and windshield washer fluid
  • Gas can
  • First-aid kit
  • A phone book or address book with emergency numbers
  • Auto paperwork: proof of insurance, car registration, service reports, accident reports, warranties, driver's manual
  • Snacks and bottled water
  • Extra cash and change
  • Disposable camera (for documenting an accident)
  • Blanket, gloves and hat, rain poncho
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Rope
  • Compass

Do-It-All Car Organizers

Another important safety precaution you can take, is to utilize an in-car safety system, like OnStar. This added layer of security can help you if an emergency occurs. Plus, you can travel with the peace of mind knowing a live Advisor will be there to help any time of day.

Time to hit the road!

 

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  1. Check your tire pressure and wear before any major trip. Make sure your car has properly inflated spare tire and jack.


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