What’s in Your Emergency Roadside Kit

If you don’t have an emergency repair kit, you could be flirting with danger.  This is especially the case if you frequently make long road trips.  Although you may never have the opportunity to use an emergency roadside kit, you’ll miss it dearly if you ever need it.  Accidents and emergencies happen every day.  Only the naïve believe that disastrous situations won’t happen to them.  What should you include in your emergency roadside kit?  Let’s take a peek.

Essential needs

Below is a basic list of items needed in an emergency roadside kit:

  • Jumper cables
  • Flashlight
  • Blanket
  • Roadside flares
  • Pliers
  • Flashlight
  • Rags
  • Bottled water
  • Duct tape
  • Wrenches
  • Tire pressure gauge

If you prefer to get a ready-made kit, there are a number of options.  Many auto repair store or online store have a variety of roadside emergency kits.  Shop around before settling on one.  Gauge how much space you have in your trunk and where you would store the kit before buying on.

Every few months it is good to check the contents of your roadside kit.  Replace any perishables and make sure that all of your items are in good order.  Keep the number to your local mechanic on your person.  If you breakdown near home, your area mechanic can help you get on the road again.  Even if you are not in the area, calling your local mechanic may be able to help you diagnose the problem so that you aren’t in the dark if you have to use a different repair shop.

Pacific Automotive – For your Emergency or Scheduled Maintenance Needs

We hope you stay safe on the road.  Pacific Automotive works on domestic and foreign vehicles including BMW, Audi, Honda Repair, and Toyota Repair.  We are proficient in several types of auto repair including brake service, general engine repair, clutch repair, oil changes, and transmission repair.

Our technicians are ASE-certified, and we offer pickup and delivery services.

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