Emergencies happen, whether we like them or not. Thankfully they don’t happen to often, but this means that many of us are completely unprepared incase we do have an emergency because we just don’t think about them daily. It’s really important that you are prepared incase the worst happens. I wanted to share with you today a simple list of 4 things you should have in your car incase of an emergency:
1. First Aid Kit
A first aid kit can prove to be a lifesaver in times of need. You can buy prepackaged first aid kits from your local supermarket or even online if you want something more comprehensive. This should be the first thing you put in your car when you buy a new car. You’ll want it to include bandages, gauze, iodine to disinfect as well as a range of pain killers to help minimise the pain. You never know when you’ll need it, so it’s best to have one safely stored in the boot or trunk of your car.
2. An Emergency Cone
If you’re doing a lot of travel this summer, especially on small country roads, an emergency cone can prevent a break down from turning into an accident. If you break down, you can get out and place the cone as a warning sign a few meters before your car, so that no one comes around the corner at full speed and slams into you or your car. These are very inexpensive and small, but can prove to be extremely helpful when you need them.
3. Phone Charger
Now days we rely on our phones for everything- many of us don’t even bother to remember our family members phone numbers because we know we can rely on our phones. Well, if your phone goes flat, you may have a bit of a problem. Buying a phone car charger is a really inexpensive investment that will save you a lot of drama if you end up with a flat phone battery and no way to contact your family members.
4. Charging Cables
Ever had a flat battery? It’s a pain in the butt. Especially if you’re traveling somewhere rural and you have to wait for a road side assistance team to come help you. Save yourself the pain, carry jumper cables and you can rest assured knowing all you’ll need is another car to help you charge your battery up to get you back on the road. You can also easily help someone else if you see them broken down on the side of the road and have your cables in your car. This is a cheap investment that can save expensive call out costs.
During the summer months we take more trips, in order to enjoy our holidays and better explore our beautiful country. Use these small tips to keep yourself more secure incase of an emergency.