A tyre in good condition, along with a jack and wheel brace must be in your car. If your wheels require a special security key, ensure it’s always in your car. Keep a portable tyre inflator and sealer in case disaster strikes again.
Ensure your kit contains gloves, plasters, antiseptic solution or wipes, gauze, sterile cotton balls, safety pins, hand sanitizer, tweezers, painkillers and a list of emergency numbers.
If you’re stuck on the side of the road at night, you’ll need efficient lighting. LED lights have a longer battery life than conventional lights. Be sure to keep charged batteries on hand so you aren’t left in the dark.
A dead car battery needs all the help it can get. Invest in an easy-to-use, multi-functional jump starter kit. Ideal for new and old vehicle models, it won’t get damaged if clamps are accidentally connected in reverse or break easily if dropped.
Without one of these, oncoming traffic might not see your stationery vehicle in time to avoid an accident.
When dealing with combustibles such as fuel, it’s probably a good idea to have a fire extinguisher handy. After a car crash, a small fire can escalate into a much bigger problem in no time.
A long towing rope will make it much easier for someone to help tow your car to safety – or for you to do the same for someone else.
Adapted from https://lowvelder.co.za/286900/six-emergency-gadgets-every-car-must-have/ (Aug 13, 2015)
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