Did You Know? 40% of American drivers do not an emergency kit in their vehicle. The good news about that statistic is that a whopping 60% of you DO carry some form of emergency preparedness kit with you as you travel down the road.
The AAA Auto Club has prepared a list of the top things that a vehicle emergency kit should include. Most of these items are objects you would expect to want to have with you… but the rest of these… we would’ve never guessed.
Top 13 Items to Include in Your Emergency Vehicle Kit
- First-aid kit
- Flashlight with extra batteries
- Rags, paper towels or pre-moistened wipes (yes, we used the word moist… some of you are cringing… you know who you are!).
- Drinking water and snacks – enough for everyone in the car plus pets
- Warms gloves, clothes, hats and blankets (for those of you in colder climates).
- Basic tool kit including duct tape and warning devices (such as flares or reflective triangles).
- Ice scraper and snow brush (again, for those of you in colder climates).
- Jumper cables or a jumper pack.
- Traction aids like sand, salt or non-clumping cat litter.
- Mobile phone and car phone charger.
- Tarp, raincoat and gloves.
- A shovel.
There you have it… we’re not kidding about the shovel. You need one. Just in case!
The great thing about being a driver in today’s era is that you can just call Summit Towing Services if you need assistance. We help members of AAA Auto Club and also folks who don’t have a Roadside Auto Coverage of any sort. Just call is when you need us. (816) 524-4TOW.
See you soon!