A car emergency kit is a must-have for anyone who drives- especially during the winter months. If a dead battery, mechanical problem, or flat tire occurs when you are driving, a car emergency kit will help you manage the problem until help arrives. You will be especially be thankful you are prepared for a car emergency if it occurs in a more a remote area or during inclement weather. Here is a list of items that should be included in your car emergency kit. (Car emergency kits make a great Christmas gift too- practical, useful, and helpful.)

In the list below you’ll see that we have added in a first aid kit too, this is especially important if you get stuck on a motorway in the freezing weather and you hurt yourself in a crash or a fender bender due to the weather, you need to make sure you can fix yourself up before real help arrives or you get yourself unstuck to go to a doctor. However, it would be a good idea to also learn a bit about how to apply these first aid items by perhaps opting for a first aid online course (you can learn more about first aid courses by visiting Miosuperhealth). Just carrying around a first aid kit might not benefit you much if you do not know how to really use the items.

Anyway, coming back to the topic, the list that we have added is that of a basic first aid kit. But if you want to go one step further, you might want to see about having an AED device in your car in case you are with someone who has cardiac problems or you come across a crash with someone not breathing. This may be highly beneficial for everyone in times of emergency. It is important that you read the instructions fully and are completely certain that you know what to do and when to do it as a defibrillator may advise against shocking the victim for a couple of reasons, so you will need to know why and how you can accommodate those changes when dealing with someone who is in need. Having these things in your car will keep you prepared for nearly anything when you get on the road, just make sure you have the right items.

Car Emergency Kit items
1) Tire Gauge
2) Foam Tire Sealant
3) Jumper Cables
4) Tow Strap
5) Reflective Warning Triangle
6) Multi-Purpose Utility Tool
7) Flashlight With Batteries
8) Gloves
9) Rags
10) Warm Blanket
11) Windshield Ice Scraper
12) Rain Poncho
13) Snow Shovel
14) Rock Salt
15) Duck Tape
16) First Aid Kit
17) Water & Non-Perishable Snacks

And of course be sure your cell phone is charged before driving.

We can help you assemble your car emergency kit. Most of these essential items are available in the automotive section of our Lawn & Garden Department.

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