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Things you should keep in the car in case of emergency

By Product Expert | Posted in Safety, Tips & Tricks on Friday, January 12th, 2018 at 2:56 pm
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Vehicle emergency kit packing list

Driving can be a really fin endeavor. Many of us will never forget that great feeling after we first got our license. No drive will ever be as exciting as the first time driving all by ourselves. While driving can be fun, all drivers should take that with a huge grain of salt. Every time you get n the road you’re faced with a number of challenges and things that could possibly go wrong. From your vehicle to others’ vehicles, to pedestrians, there are infinite factors out there on the road, and there’s no way to possibly control all of them.  While the team here at Jack Ingram Nissan hopes you’re always safe when driving, we want to make sure you’re informed on how to prepare for the worst. That’s why we put together this vehicle emergency kit packing list. Keep reading for more information!

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Make sure you’re prepared

For most of us, driving is simply part of our everyday lives. In the event of an accident, or being stranded, it makes sense to keep a few items in your car, many of which may already be lying around the house. The idea of this roadside emergency kit is to keep you safe, hydrated and fed, and hopefully able to communicate to people able to help you in a tough situation.

We recommend keeping these items in the cabin of your car as opposed to your truck (if possible). In the event that a serious accident may render you unable to access your trunk, you will still have access to these possibly life-saving items. Check out our list below!

  • Notecard with medical requirements & instructions for emergency services
  • Notecard with emergency contact information
  • Extra coolant
  • Batteries
  • Long-lasting food items
  • Bottled water
  • Pocket knife
  • Flashlight
  • Lighter
  • Jumper cables
  • First aid kit
  • Motor Oil
  • Extra fuel
  • Cash
  • Spare tire
  • Tire iron
  • Car charger for phone
  • External battery pack for mobile devices
  • Tire pressure gauge
  • Tire patch kit
  • Blankets
  • Extra warm clothing
  • Energy bars
  • Duct tape
  • Rain covers windshield
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    As always, feel free to fine-tune this list for your needs. Follow our blog for more automotive tips and tricks and safety advice!

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