While a majority of car owners store essential things in their vehicle — enough to save them in case of an emergency — there are some who keep nothing at all. That’s a bit concerning since you’ll never know what will happen on the road.
Here is a run-through of the important things you should have on hand, so you’re geared up for different situations you may face along the road:
Emergency Safety Kits
Make sure to have these in your trunk. Buy a packaged emergency safety kit from the market if you don’t know where to start. These usually come with a first aid kit, a flashlight, and many other items you can use in case of an emergency.
Along with a spare tyre, other items you need to keep in your car are a tyre iron and jack. Of course, you can’t install your spare tyre without these tools. The tyre is useless if you don’t know how to change it, so why not ask someone who can teach you.
Ready Towing and other experts recommend keeping all the necessary contact information in your glove compartment. These include your towing and road assistance company, insurance company, and hospital or preferred doctor (in case of injuries).
Tyre Pressure Gauge
Check the tyre pressure regularly to boost fuel efficiency, save lives and promote tyre longevity. You wouldn’t want to lose control of your vehicle, do you?
Should you have a problem with your car, having its vehicle manual with you could be of great help. Do not forget to put it inside your glove compartment, as well.
Of course, these are only a few of the important things every driver should keep within their vehicle. It’s better to stay prepared for any emergencies, as you may not know when it strikes.