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Do you have a safety kit at home in case of emergencies? Did you know you can also have one in your car? While different in some aspects, the idea stays the same: being prepared for an accident or emergency. When on the road, you may just be focused on getting from point A to point B. However, you never know when you might run into an emergency and may need tools to get the proper help you need. In that case, it is always a great idea to have an emergency kit in your car for accidents and emergencies on the road.
In this month's blog, we wanted to address safety on the road, and more specifically, how to prepare an emergency kit that you can have in an accessible location. At Antero Automotive, we care for your safety and want you to be ready for any case scenario you can run into. If you are interested in knowing more about an emergency kit and our top picks for useful items that should be in it, please continue reading!
First Aid Kit: One of the most important items to have in your car in case of an emergency is a first aid kit. Having tools that can handle injuries will certainly come in handy when on the road. Make sure to build a first aid kit, or buy a premade kit, and have it accessible in your vehicle.
Flashlight: When night falls, and you need to get down for any reason, you may need a flashlight to get around. A flashlight can also be used to signal for help, and be useful when doing repairs in your engine.
Water & Food: A necessity for your body is proper hydration and energy from food. If you are unable to stop and pick up either of these, then at least you have some in your emergency kit. Right? Well if not, consider packing a couple extra water bottles, and some non-perishable food such as granola bars or trail mix.
Spare Tire: A spare tire is extremely helpful in case you ever get a flat tire. Make sure to check that your spare tire fits your vehicle, and that you have the proper tools such as a wheel wrench and jack to change your flat tire.
Jumper Cables: When you leave a light on, or sit in your car with the ignition key turned, you may run out of battery. In this case, having jumper cables in your emergency kit can be helpful to recharge your battery.
Car Charger: While you may forget this when packing your car’s emergency kit, it is always important to pack a car charger and a spare charger in case the first one breaks. Your phone is useful for many things such as listening to music, navigating the road, and calling for help in case of an emergency.
When packing your emergency kit, make sure to always plan ahead depending on where you plan to drive. Make your emergency kit fit your environment, such as snow terrain, mountainous terrain, or hot desert terrain.
At Antero Automotive, we hope this blog was helpful for you in planning your emergency kit. As always, to be prepared for the road, we recommend you bring your vehicle to our shop so we can inspect your vehicle. We are located at 6615 S. Dayton St., Greenwood Village, CO 80111. You can also schedule an appointment by clicking here!