What To Have In Your Emergency Car Kit

emergency car kit

It’s the summer time and you know what this means. ROAD TRIPS! You gather your friends, get your car checked out, and hit the road. But while on the road, you catch a flat in the middle of nowhere. Your cell phone has no signal, you don’t have a spare, and there is no one in sight. So now you’re stuck on the side of the road playing the waiting game for who knows how long. Sounds like a pretty sticky situation.┬áThis can happen to anyone. This is why we recommend always having a emergency kit packed and ready to go in your car at all times. It contains:

  • A gallon of coolant
  • A quart or more of motor oil
  • Blanket
  • Bottled water
  • Can of tire sealant
  • Energy bar or granola bar
  • Fire extinguisher
  • First-Aid Kit
  • Flashlight and spare batteries
  • Paper towels
  • Pen and paper
  • Reflective warning triangles or flares
  • Spray bottle with washer fluid
  • Tire pressure gauge
  • Tool kit including adjustable wrench,pliers, pocket knife, and screw drivers

So now that you’ve assembled your emergency kit, be sure to find a way to keep them all together in the trunk of your car so they don’t roll around. A backpack or even a cardboard box will┬ádo. You are able to purchase pre-assembled kits from various stores. But although this DIY kit takes a little more to put together, it covers more than just the basics that a store bought kit would.

It is also recommended that you always get a full check up for your vehicle before heading out on a lengthy drive. So before you hit the road, make sure that you contact Spartan Auto Care at (413) 781-2480 to make sure your vehicle is in good shape.