Sleek & Williamson Auto Insurance | Six Emergency Items you should Always Carry in Your Car

When you start driving down the road, you never predict that you could be in an accident or that your car will break down. Unfortunately, these are things that happen when we least expect it. Hopefully, an unexpected event will not occur while you are driving, but it is always a good idea to prepare just in case. Here are six emergency items that we think everyone should carry in their car in the event of an emergency or unexpected predicament:

Flares

Road flares will be useful if you break down or have an accident after dark. They will alert other drivers to proceed with caution and will help emergency workers or roadside assistance to find where you are located.

First Aid Kit

If you are in an accident, it will be very useful to have a first aid kit on hand. You can immediately treat any minor wounds while waiting for the Police and other emergency workers to arrive. Make sure that your first aid kit is well-stocked and check occasionally if anything needs to be replaced or restocked.

Water and Snacks

If you are traveling in high temperatures or with children, it is a good idea to keep bottled water and light snacks in your vehicle in the event you break down. At the peak of the summer, it can be easy to become dehydrated if you are outside for a long time waiting for assistance. It is even easier for children to become dehydrated in high temperatures.

Blankets

Having blankets in your car can be useful if you are stranded on the side of the road during the winter season. If your car will not start, you will be able to use your blankets to keep warm until help arrives.

Jumper Cables

Jumper cables are a great resource to have on hand. Sometimes, a simple thing like leaving an overhead light on while you are parked for a long time can drain your battery. It’s never fun to have to wait for roadside assistance just to have your battery jumped.

Spare Tire and Tools

You never really know when your tire could go flat or blow out. Keeping a spare tire and the tools to change your tire in your vehicle will allow you to get to a service station and fix the problem without having to wait on the side of the road for help.

We hope you have found these tips useful to you. For more information about auto, home or business insurance – please give us a call at (770) 489-2403 or contact us online.

 

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