What to Include in Your Summer Emergency Car Kit

What to Include in Your Summer Emergency Car Kit

We hope you have a well-stocked summer emergency kit in your car for roadside emergencies. Here’s our list of 9 essentials we think you should have in your kit.

The 9 Essentials

  1. Visibility equipment – We recommend reflective triangles or LED flares, safer than traditional flares, especially if children are around.
  2. Water – Have at least one gallon of water for each person.
  3. Sunscreen – Most dermatologists recommend an SPF 30 or higher sunscreen to protect again burning summer rays.
  4. Reflective blanket – Essential to provide shade if you’re stuck for a long period on the side of the highway. If necessary, a winter blanket can be used for shade.
  5. First aid kit – This item should be part of every emergency kit, summer or winter, and should include some ointment, bandages, gauze, adhesive tape and tweezers. And for those with life-threatening allergies, an EpiPen.
  6. Small tool kit – You should also have this in your car the year around. Include an adjustable wrench, pliers, several screwdrivers and duct tape. A simple tool might help you get back on the road.
  7. Flashlight – An LED flashlight is a good option for longer battery and bulb life.
  8. Tire sealant – The sealant can repair holes in a tire tread up to ¼ inch in diameter.
  9. Jumper cables – Another item to have on hand the year around.

Hopefully, these essentials will get you through a roadside emergency.

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