5 Things You Should Always Have in Your Car for Emergencies
Keep these items in your car to be prepared for roadside mishaps.
Handy First Aid Kit
It's important to keep a first aid kit in your vehicle at all times, and this one from SURVIVAL Emergency Solutions is available for less than $45 on Amazon. I like this kit because along with the essential first aid supplies, which are neatly organized in clearly labeled pockets, it includes a pocket CPR kit. The bag the kit comes in is tough and small enough to store under most car seats. What about summer? These are the things you should keep in your car during those really hot months.
External Battery Phone Charger
In this day and age, our cell phones are crucial to have in an emergency, and to be stranded somewhere with a dead cell phone could be bad news. The Mophie Powerstation Plus XL has a built-in cord to plug right into your phone so you don’t have to worry about having the proper connections. Available for about $70, it ensures you have power when you need it. Did you upgrade your phone recently? Check out what you should do with your old cell phone here.
Portable Jump Starter, Inflator and Power Source
No one wants to hear a clicking noise when they try to start their engine, and what makes it worse is when there's no car close enough to get a jump from. That’s when the Stanley J5C09 Jump Starter saves the day. It's a chargeable self-contained jump starter that features an LED light, compressor, USB and 12 Volt DC Port Plug In. You can buy it on Amazon for about $100, or for $60 without the compressor feature. Check out these 100 super-simple car repairs you can do yourself.
Premium Waterproof Blanket
A blanket may be an obvious choice to keep in your car for emergencies, but make sure you get a weather-resistant blanket. This Down Under Outdoors Blanket will not only keep you warm, but it can also act as a dry work surface if you need to get out and work on your car. Available for $40 on Amazon, it's an all-around great blanket to have in your vehicle.
LED Road Flare and Reflective Vest Bundle
Stay safe during a roadside emergency by increasing your visibility. Use these battery-powered LED road flares to light up the scene, and wear the reflective vest if you need to get out of your car to change a tire or make any repairs to get you back on the road. You can buy this kit for about $35 on Amazon. Did you know these car additives can actually prevent you from having to go to the shop for repairs? Check 'em out.
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