Important Items To Carry In Your Vehicle’s Emergency Kit
1. First aid box
The first aid kit is useful when the driver, other car occupants, or a pedestrian is injured. A useful first aid kit should have various types of band-aids, an antiseptic, ointment, antiseptic wipes, aspirin, gauze, gloves, pads, adhesive tape, and cotton balls. Besides these items, the owner should also add any other extra items that are specific to them or their close friends or family.
2. Fire extinguisher
A fire extinguisher is very crucial for an emergency kit, however, most retail kits still omit them. The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) gives class “B” or “C” ratings to extinguishers. Class B extinguishers can be used specifically against class B fires like those caused by flammable substances such as kerosene, gasoline, and diesel fuel.
3. Completely charged mobile phone
This basic gadget can dictate if you have to spend the night in your car after a breakdown or if you can receive instant help. A mobile phone, however, is only useful where the breakdown area has sufficient network coverage.
This tool is will assist you during the night and in misty conditions. It will be more useful, if it is waterproof, and if you have carried some spare batteries.
5. Warning triangles
In case your car breakdowns on a busy road, it is recommended that the driver warns oncoming traffic on the condition of their car. They should set their warning triangles and turn on the hazard signals of their vehicle.
6. Tire gauge
The tire gauge assists you to measure the air pressure of the spare tire. Every vehicle must have a spare tire that is properly inflated. Most people ignore checking the spare tires’ pressure and thus don’t realize that their spare tire has low pressure.