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20 Things You Need In Your Emergency Car Kit

Posted May 15th, 2019 in Media, General, Insurance Tips, Auto Insurance, Did You Know?, In the News

If you think having an emergency kit in your car is only for winter, you’re wrong! It’s imperative to have an emergency kit in your car all year; you never know when you may need it.

20 Things You Need In Your Emergency Car Kit, Youngs Insurance, Ontario

Anything can happen while you’re driving and that’s why it’s important to always be prepared for an emergency.  Not to mention anywhere you travel to (in your car) this spring/summer you’ll know you have what you need.

20 Items That Make Up Your Emergency Car Kit

Here is a list of essential items that you should keep in your car emergency kit:

  1. Blankets and extra clothing
  2. Plastic warning triangles or flares – it’s important that you make yourself visible to others in case you are stranded at the side of the road – they help to prevent accidents
  3. Flashlight and extra batteries – tip: LED batteries last longer
  4. Booster cables
  5. Cell phone charger
  6. A small gas container in case you run out
  7. Window washer fluid
  8. A small tool kit
  9. Duct tape – its ability to hold anything together could be very useful
  10. First aid kit
  11. Emergency food that should be replaced if expired
  12. Heat source - candle, matches and an empty can – the candle in the can provides heat and light
  13. Rope or tow strap – just in case your car gets stuck in a snow bank or ditch
  14. Warm clothing like wool socks, mittens, hats, and footwear in case the clothing you are wearing gets wet
  15. Spare tire
  16. Fire extinguisher
  17. Water
  18. Paper towels or rags
  19. Phone charger
  20. Work gloves

We hope you found this list of items helpful. Having a well-stocked emergency car kit will be extremely useful in a time of need and it’s better to be safe than sorry.

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