As a vehicle owner, it's imperative to recognize the importance of routine car maintenance and the responsibility of ownership. For your everyday commutes, there are things you absolutely have to have in your car to ensure the safety of you and others. Whenever you get behind the wheel, you should always feel prepared for the worst.
First Aid Kit
In the event of any unforeseen injuries (vehicle accident-related or not), you need a first aid kit. This little box can be suitable to be stored in your glove box. The items inside the first aid kit will not treat a severe injury, but they can come in handy when a minor injury needs treatment. Major injuries should require professional medical assistance ASAP.
One of the most unfortunate and unexpected events that you can experience on the road is a popped tire. A spare tire is always necessary to keep in your vehicle. It is called a spare, after all! To replace your tires, you'll also require the right tools, such as a lug wrench and jack.
Set of Jumper Cables
A drained car battery is never fun to deal with. If you're stuck and another driver is willing to lend you some of their power, you better hope you have a set of jumper cables on hand. As long as the other vehicle's engine is running well, these cables will get you back on the road in the nick of time.
Some honorable mentions of items that should be in your vehicle's safety kit include windscreen wiper fluid, tire pressure gauge, spare blankets, a compass, a flashlight, water, nonperishable foods, phone chargers, and flares. We hope this list will make you feel more prepared, confident, and safe while on the road. We invite you to take your car to Gordon Automotive if you need automotive maintenance or repairs.