The Importance of having an Emergency Kit!

Why is it so important to have an emergency kit in our vehicles? Imagine you are driving in blizzard like conditions, can’t see in front of you and your car breaks down? What are you going to do! Well good thing you packed an emergency kit just for this kind of Situation!

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Here in New England, Especially during the winter months its extremely important to have an emergency kit in your vehicle for your own safety, or even to help a fellow human. Having an emergency kit could save your life or someone else’s! It’s possible that your car can break down just about anywhere at any time. Making sure you have a kit that can provide some snacks and other essentials that could tie you over for a couple hours to maybe even a day is the smart way to go. We’ve all see cases where blizzards make it impossible for you to drive being prepared is the way to go. It’s also important to keep your emergency kit up to date, make sure once a season you go through get rid of things you may not need anymore and replace with up to date, or weather permitted items.  Below you will find some essentials for an emergency kit throughout the year.

Essentials for Emergency Kits:

(This list comes right from the DMV.org)

  • Roadside flares
  • A first-aid kit
  • Work gloves or latex gloves
  • Two quarts of oil
  • Jumper cables
  • One gallon of antifreeze
  • Brake fluid
  • Extra fuses
  • A blanket
  • A flashlight with fresh batteries
  • A Phillips head screwdriver
  • A flat head screwdriver
  • Vise grips
  • An adjustable wrench
  • A pair of pliers
  • A tire inflator
  • A tire pressure gauge
  • Some rags and a funnel
  • A roll of duct tape
  • A roll of paper towels
  • A spray bottle with washer fluid
  • An ice scraper
  • An AAA or roadside emergency card
  • Triangle reflectors and flares.
  • A pocketknife
  • Bottled water
  • Granola or energy bars

It’s also good to have a great and reliable repair shop that you can get into contact with if something does happen to your vehicle! That’s why we are here to always help! 978.688.4332

http://www.dmv.org/how-to-guides/emergency-kit.php

The Importance of an Emergency Car Kit

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