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Look into your car trunk and list down everything you have in there. You might find some trash, maybe some dirty laundry, maybe a few bottles of different leftover automotive lubricants and fluids. Maybe it is empty and clean. Whatever the case may be, you might want to consider bringing along a few items in case of an emergency. These items are not standard in every car, and it would greatly help your safety if you start bringing them along.
Standard Car Inclusions
Let's first look into what is already included in most cars. If you are familiar with cars, you know where to find your spare tire, basic set of tools, and a car jack.
For most cases, these are the items you will be needing. However, they do not cover all emergencies. Although it is impossible to prepare for all kinds of scenarios, a few additions do help.
Early warning device
This is usually a triangle piece with reflectors. In case you need to pull over on the side of the road, this device makes you more visible to other vehicles. It gives them enough time to avoid you and your stalle vehicle, reducing the risk of being hit on the side of the road.
You may run out of power on your batteries during a trip. If you miss the warning signs of a weakly charged battery, jumper cables will help you start the car with a dead battery. It's always helpful to learn how to jumpstart a car. Alternatively, you may want to have a portable car battery charger. This eliminates the need to flag another car to help you.
First Aid Kit
If you work with cars, it's only a matter of time until you pinch a finger or scrape your knuckles. Some bandage, antibacterial ointment, and gauze pads will be very handy.
Extra fuel can
It may sound very basic, but it is entirely possible to run out of gas while driving. Whether it is a mechanical problem like a broken gauge, or the driver's fault, make sure you have an empty gas can available. This will enable you to transport gas from the pump to your car.
Whatever the emergency is, be sure you are well protected. Having the right insurance does that. At Cornerstone Insurance Agency, we aim to provide comprehensive insurance policies that makes your life easier. You can get more information about our products and services by calling our agency at (888) 661-8831. Get your free quote today by Clicking Here.