Many people in this day and age travel by car to work, when on vacation, for errands, and many other purposes. That means that besides putting mileage to the car, we also spend a lot of time being inside a vehicle, which may expose us to certain dangers, even if we don’t think about them, being focused on where we need to be. If you want always to be prepared and ready for the unforeseen, here are three things that should never be amiss from your car.
An emergency kit
It is a good idea to pack for all kinds of situations, but, of course, loading your car trunk with all sorts of stuff is not always a good idea. That is why the best solution is to get an emergency kit that is lightweight and compact. All the tools and other items in such a kit would be designed in such a way that they take up very little room, while still offering you the convenience of having everything you need at your fingertips.
Such a kit should contain a multi-tool, that can help unscrewing bolts, cut wires, and everything else that involves the use of a small tool. The kit should include some first aid supplies, just in case you get injured, by being involved in an accident or anything similar. Another thing that should not be amiss would be some food.
Energy bars are an excellent choice because they are compact, but an excellent source of calories. A bottle of water should be included, too. Other items that should be there are a flashlight and the means to start a fire. If you have all these with you, you will be more prepared for almost anything that might go wrong during your trip.
You can never know when you may be running out of gas, just because you overlooked making the refill, or you got suddenly engaged in a longer trip than previously planned. A gas canister with some spare gas is never a bad thing to have packed in the trunk of your car. Also, if you happen to meet someone stranded by the side of the road, you can help them, as well.
A fire extinguisher
Electrical circuits can be the culprit for fires that start all of a sudden, and that can jeopardize not only your vehicle but also your life. With the help of a fire extinguisher, you no longer have to wait for the firefighters to come to the rescue. Also, you can use the device to put out a campfire that got out of hand. I would never leave on a long trip without such an item carefully tucked inside my trunk.