Do you have a car emergency kit?

When driving, you hope that nothing ever goes wrong. You do your best to avoid accidents and to ensure that your vehicle remains in tip-top condition.

Even with the best intentions, you could still find yourself in trouble. This is where a car emergency kit can help. With one of these at your disposal, you can handle almost any situation that comes your way.

Here are five things to include in your emergency kit:

  1. First aid kit: From bandages to pain relievers, the more you keep in this kit the easier it is to care for yourself after an accident.

  2. Food and water: Non-perishable food items, along with a couple bottles of water, can come in handy if you’re stranded as the result of a breakdown.

  3. Flashlight: This will come in handy if you break down during the nighttime hours. It’s also helpful if you need to see what’s going on under your hood.

  4. Duct tape: From repairing a broken mirror to reattaching a hose, you never know when duct tape will save the day.

  5. Safety cones: If you’re part of an accident or have to pull over for an emergency, setting up these cones will let others know that you’re in trouble and to slow down.

If you’re part of a car accident, you should immediately move to safety. From there, call 911 and grab for your car emergency kit. It’s your hope that you’ll find some things you can use to improve your situation.

After you receive treatment, do these three things: Contact your insurance company, replenish your car emergency kit and learn how to hold the negligent driver responsible for causing the crash.

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