Fall is right around the corner and is a great time to spend 5 minutes and check to be sure you have right emergency tools in your car. While your car generally should have some things like a tire iron, jack, spare tire, here are a few other things to consider.
- Your vehicle manual.
- Proof of insurance for your vehicle.
- Emergency contact numbers, such as your roadside assistance service.
- Disposable camera to photograph accident damages for insurance purposes.
- Car phone charger.
- Pair of jumper cables.
- Tool kit with two pairs of locking pliers for wrestling with stubborn nuts and holding hot items, a wrench and screwdrivers (Phillips and flat-bladed).
- First-aid kit with adhesive bandages, gauze pads and bandages, germicidal hand wipes, antibacterial ointment, scissors and tweezers. You can purchase a prepacked kit at a drugstore or grocery store.
- Gas can.
- Road flares.
- Bungee cords or rope to tie down any loose objects or car parts.
- Strong, quick-setting, all-purpose epoxy glue to repair a broken distributor cap, window crank or any other plastic item. Duct tape.
- Tire inflator.
- In the winter, a blanket, warm hat and gloves, windshield ice scraper, shovel and traction material.
- Nonperishable food and water, depending on the length of your drive.
For more information on safety tips, or to find low cost auto insurance in Minneapolis, MN contact the Garsys Agency at 866-432-4753.