A roadside emergency can happen at any moment, but knowing how to safely respond can help you feel more prepared. Whether your tire goes flat, car battery dies or you forget to check your gas light before it hits “E”, here are five tips to help you prepare and stay safe when a roadside emergency happens to you.
1. Have the proper tools on hand. One of the easiest ways to prepare ahead of time for a roadside emergency is having an emergency kit in your vehicle. Pre-made kits are available to buy online and in store, or you can put together your own roadside emergency kit. Tailor your kit to the weather in your area, include items that suit you and your family and have multiple kits or back-up kits.
Some potential items to include in your emergency kit:
First Aid kit
Bottled water and nonperishable snacks
Clean, empty, refillable gas jug
Pencil and notepad