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Create the Ultimate Car Preparedness Kit

Create the Ultimate Car Preparedness Kit

The nature of natural disasters means they happen at any time. Raging fires and flash floods that have occurred in recent times in California are a perfect example of being ready, for you can never truly predict when a natural disaster can occur right in your backyard. They can catch you unaware, which is why emergency response experts encourage motorists to be vigilant and prepared for any emergency. Emergency preparedness recommend drivers to have properly maintained vehicles, observe safe driving behavior, and carry a well-thought-out emergency kit in the vehicle.

Ensure your Vehicle is Roadworthy at All Times

Car Preparedness starts with proper and regular maintenance checks. This means having a professional mechanic checking the brakes system, the oil and antifreeze levels and other crucial components such as the battery, ignition, exhaust, lighting systems, thermostat and fuel and air filters.

Making your Car Preparedness Kit

Whether you carry a pre-packaged emergency kit or put together a kit yourself so that it is customized to suit the weather conditions prevalent in the area in which you live, it is essential that you are prepared for emergency situations. Some commonly found items in a car emergency kit comprise of:

  • Jumper cables
  • First-aid kit (band-aids and bandages, hand sanitizer, antibiotic ointment, bug spray, cotton balls and gauze pads, tweezer, pain medication)
  • Useful automotive liquids like coolant or oil.
  • Flashlight with additional batteries
  • Drinking water
  • Non-perishable food items
  • Blankets, rain ponchos or warm clothing
  • Multipurpose tool
  • Car cell phone charger
  • Small-sized fire extinguisher

 

Optional items to carry are an ice scraper, tarp and small battery-enabled fan. Depending on your particular situation (whether you frequently travel with young children or pets) you can also include useful items like diapers, pet treats, books or toys to keep children entertained while waiting for assistance.

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