Traveling any great distance by car, packing an emergency kit will make a difference between getting back on the road soon, and being stuck where you are for some time.
You & your family needs to be prepared for such situations even though it’s a short trip to the supermarket or a 7 long haul trip to Nuwaraeliya. Such protection is something that every vehicle should have (along with a well-equipped first-aid kit). Yet most people carry only a few of the basic items they need to help them get back on the road quickly. Above all, always carry the necessary equipment in case you need to change a tire―a working jack, an inflated spare tire, a lug nut wrench or tire iron, and pipe for leverage. These items should always be stored in their designated place in your car’s trunk or hatchback.
Always have safety and emergency equipment in your car. A basic car kit should contain the following:
• Food that won’t spoil, such as energy bars/chocolate bars
• Water—plastic bottles that won’t break even if the water freezes, remember to replace them every six months)
• Extra clothing and shoes
• First aid kit
• Candle in a deep can and matches
• Wind up flashlight
• Whistle—in case you need to attract attention
• Universal charger
• A flashlight with fresh batteries
Items to keep in your vehicle trunk:
• Tow rope
• Jumper cables
• Fire extinguisher
• Warning light or road flares
Before you actually find yourself in an emergency situation, take time to become familiar with the tools & items you’ve collected and how to use them correctly, because simply having in them in your possession is not enough. After all, it is easy to become flustered when the unexpected happens, and many of us (both male and female) are not too mechanically inclined.