20 Emergency items you should always keep in your car


20 Emergency items you should always keep in your car

 

  1. First aid kit -There are many pre-packed kits available on the market, ranging from basic to comprehensive.
  2. Fire extinguisher - Even a small one will suffice. Be sure to check that it is serviced and maintained correctly.
  3. Emergency triangle - By law you are required to carry an emergency triangle in your vehicle.
  4. Reflective jacket - Ensures that you are clearly visible when moving around your vehicle in an emergency situation.
  5. Jumper cables - Check regularly to ensure that clamps are clean and that the cable is not damaged.
  6. Tow strap or tow rope - In case your vehicle breaks down and you need to be towed to safety.
  7. Tyre sealant - A quick fix for those pesky punctures.
  8. Multi-tool - If you don’t have space for a full tool kit, consider a Leatherman or similar multi-tool.
  9. Duct tape - Because it has a thousand uses, ranging from medical to mechanical.
  10. Flashlight - To see and be seen in an emergency. Don’t forget extra batteries!
  11. Cell phone charger cable - To ensure that your electronic devices can be charged in an emergency situation.
  12. Pen and paper - So you can take down details if you are in an accident.
  13. Plastic poncho - To keep you dry when it’s raining.
  14. Paper towels or wet wipes - To wipe hands and clean up a mess.
  15. Space blanket - For cold conditions or at accident scenes.
  16. Drinking water - A few small bottles are best.
  17. Snacks - Anything that won’t spoil. Energy bars are a good option.
  18. Road maps - The paper kind, because online maps aren’t always available.
  19. Cash - If you need to make a purchase or refuel and bank cards aren’t accepted.
  20. s in the glove compartment. Make sure that the sticker provided by your insurance company is stuck to a back seat window.