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What Your Car Emergency Kit Should Have

Every car should have an emergency kit. Imagine being stuck in your car, needing help, and not having any supplies. In some instances, not having an emergency kit can be detrimental. To avoid issues, make sure to pack an emergency kit inside your car. Here’s what should be included.

Items to Include

At the basic level, every emergency kit should have:


  • A cell phone charger
  • A first aid kit
  • A blanket
  • Drinking water and nonperishable snacks
  • A flashlight
  • Extra batteries
  • Rags, paper towels, or pre-moistened wipes
  • Jumper cables
  • A shovel
  • An Ice scraper
  • A Traction aid (i.e. sand, salt, non-clumping cat litter)


How to Prepare Your Car for Emergencies

Before you embark on your next adventure and need to use your emergency kit, make sure you’re doing everything you can to ensure that your car is up to par. Have your mechanic check for things like:


  • Antifreeze level
  • Battery and ignition system
  • Brakes
  • Exhaust system
  • Oil
  • Thermostat 
  • Heater and defroster
  • Fuel and air filters

Having your trusted mechanic look over your vehicle before you head out on your road trip can help you avoid unwarranted emergencies.


Car Safety Tips

Here are a few ways you can prevent emergencies from happening in the first place. Check out these car safety tips:


  • Always keep your gas tank full in case of an evacuation or power outages
  • Be aware of areas where floodwaters have been recorded and never drive through flooded areas
  • Install good winter tires and ensure they have enough tread
  • If it becomes too difficult to control your car, pull over, stop the car and set the parking brake


Have an Experienced Mechanic Look After Your Car

In addition to having an emergency kit inside your car, you should also always have an experienced mechanic that’s ready to service your car whenever you need it. Mighty Auto Pro is here for all your emergency car repair needs. From simple heating and a/c repairs to extensive engine repairs, we’ve got you covered. Click here to schedule an appointment. 

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