Car Safety Kits: Keeping Your Cool on the Road

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Car Safety Kits: Keeping Your Cool on the Road

We all know the importance of being prepared for a potential tornado or a severe thunderstorm. One of the most common tips we hear is to always have a disaster kit ready.

But what about having tools in your car for the everyday surprises?

Because a day can start out perfectly normal and end with your car overheating or blowing a tire, it’s important to pull together the items necessary to keep you safe as you travel.

Are YOU prepared for a roadside emergency?

If not, that’s okay. Here are some items AAA recommends you keep in your car:

  • Cell phone (to call 911)
  • First Aid Kit
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • A hazard triangle or flare (so others can see you)
  • Tire gauge
  • Jack and lug wrench
  • Spare fuses
  • Foam tire sealant
  • Flashlight
  • Pen and paper
  • $20 in change and bills
  • Gloves, hand cleaner, and clean rags
  • Disposable flash camera (important for documenting vehicle damage)

Bankrate.com says you also may want to add:

  1. Drinking water
  2. Non-perishable items like protein bars
  3. Warm blanket
  4. Snow shovel (to dig out)
  5. Cat litter (for traction)
  6. Windshield scraper (for ice)

Modify this list as needed as the seasons and driving conditions change.

What’s one of the most important items you will want to keep in your car safety kit all year long?

Great Plains Auto Body’s phone number, (402) 334-7100. We’re here if you need us!

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