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Creating A Roadside Emergency Kit

March 5, 2015 Hastings and Hastings

Creating A Roadside Emergency Kit

As reliable and dependable as today’s modern vehicles are, they still do break down from time to time. That is why it is so important to consider having a roadside emergency kit always on hand. Keeping this type of kit in the trunk can take the stress out of breaking down in an area or place where there are no services available.

Two Flashlights With Extra Batteries

Here are some basic items that can be considered for inclusion in a typical roadside emergency kit. Jumper cables should be at the top of the list so that a car with a faulty battery can simply get moving again. In addition, having two flashlights with extra batteries on hand in an emergency can help to ensure that a nighttime breakdown is less dramatic. Having handy a good quantity of bottled water that is changed out from time to time can also be very useful during a breakdown. Equally important is to have a variety of extra fuses in the kit.

Replacing A Fuse

Fuses are useful because in many instances, lighting or other essentials on an automobile can fail simply because a fuse has failed. The act of replacing a fuse can in most cases restore lighting or other important essentials on an automobile. This can make the difference of being stranded on the road or returning the vehicle to service. Perhaps one of the most important elements of any roadside kit is a first aid kit. Having a complete first aid kit can make all the difference when an injury occurs while broken down on the side of the road.

Mechanical Failure Or Breakdown

Another vital essential that should always be included in an emergency roadside Kit is a small toolkit. This combined with a tire pressure gauge and a roll of duct tape as well as road flares can ensure that a motorist is well prepared in the event of a mechanical failure or breakdown. As an added bonus, automobile owners should have on hand a fire extinguisher and a roll of paper towels along with work gloves. All these items can fit neatly into the corner of a trunk and can come in handy when they are needed the most. Contact Hastings and Hastings today for Arizona personal injury legal representation if you or someone you know has been injured due to someone else’s negligence.