Emergency Car Kit

Emergency Car Kit

Emergency Car Kit

Emergency Car Kit

I’m Ed Smith, a Benicia Auto Accident Attorney. Accidents involving cars and trucks that have pulled over to the side of the road due to some type of mechanical problem seem to be in the news lately. The collisions that have occurred have been nothing short of devastating. With that in mind, I put together some helpful tips, emergency basics and an emergency car kit list.

Emergency Basics to Keep in Mind

  • Put the telephone number for your emergency roadside tow service into your cell phone contacts;
  • Be sure to check that your spare tire is properly inflated. Set a reminder to check the inflation every six months;
  • Make sure the car’s jack and lug wrench are both present in your trunk. Be sure you know how to use both in case of an emergency;
  • ┬áCall the California Highway Patrol or 9-1-1 for assistance in getting your disabled vehicle off the roadway.

Emergency Car Kit

  • First Aid Kit
  • Red Triangular Emergency Reflector Triangles
  • Help Sign
  • Jumper cables – 12 feet in length
  • Tool Kit
  • Flashlight with extra batteries
  • Multiple Roadside Flares (15-minute burning time).
  • Tire gauge
  • Blanket
  • Bottled Water
  • Energy Bars
  • Towels/rags
  • Duct Tape
  • Plastic Tarp
  • A strong nylon bag to keep the above articles in

Extra Items that are Nice to Have

  • Anti-freeze
  • Fix-a-flat Tire Inflator
  • Motor Oil
  • Pair of work gloves
  • Ice Scraper
  • Paper and pen
  • pocket knife
  • 12-inch bungee cord
  • Plastic rain poncho
  • Cable Ties
  • Small ABC rated fire extinguisher
  • Paper towels

Benicia Auto Accident and Personal Injury Attorney

I’m Ed Smith, a Benicia Auto Accident Attorney. If you or someone you love has been seriously injured in an accident in Solano County, please call me at (916) 921-6400 or (800) 404-5400 for free and friendly advice.

I’ve been helping people recover compensation for their personal injury and wrongful death claims for the past 3 decades.

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Source of Emergency Car Kit – California Office of Traffic Safety

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