October is National Car Care Month and after fall comes the brutal months of winter. Winter usually means chilly weather, snowy days, and dangerous icy roads. With holidays, family get-togethers, and daily errands, avoiding hitting the road is almost impossible. Take the proper precautions this winter and have the proper gadgets in your emergency car kit. When an accident, injury, or car break down occurs you might not have much time to read a manual or search online for information about what to do.
Some of the items you should consider carrying in a kit in your trunk or backseat include:
Water – Water is a must in any vehicle. Always keep a gallon or a few water bottles on hand. Not only do you need water for survival, it can also come in handy if your vehicle overheats or if you get mud or ice on the windshield and you need to wash it off.
Multiuse gadget – Secur Products SP-4003 is a multi-function auto emergency tool and has all you need to keep you safe on the road – flashlight, red flashing light, window breaking tool, seatbelt cutter, phone charger, and it never needs batteries! Having a flashlight is essential because changing a tire in the dark is not the most ideal situation to be in, and one without batteries can save the day. And, a backup phone charger is vital for emergencies so you have enough battery life to contact help. Having this multi-tool covers your bases with the most common scenarios and takes up less space in the kit.
First-Aid Kit – A First-Aid Kit should include bandages as well as antiseptic, adhesive tape and gauze, pain relievers and some sort of antiseptic ointment. Emergencies are always unexpected and a First-Aid Kit comes in handy when you are involved in an accident or come across one.
Jumper cables – You always need to have a pair of jumper cables accessible in your car, no matter what. A dead battery typically takes you by surprise so it is never the best option to just rely on a good Samaritan to stop and have jumper cables to help you. When this happens you might be in the middle of the desert or the cold mountains of Colorado.
Ice scraper – Never, ever leave home during the winter months without an ice scraper so that you can easily eliminate ice on your windshield before driving. The northerners that have made this mistake will never make it again!
Snow shovel – Northerners who experience frequent snowstorms know how difficult it is to dig your car out of a parking spot and how long it can take. This can come in handy if you drive through a deep pile of snow or are stuck on the side of the road during a snowstorm.
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Secur Products is dedicated to constant product development and technological innovation to produce leading edge products for emergency preparedness, outdoor sports, portable power solutions and alternative energy. Secur Products is a division of Maverick Industries, Inc. based in Edison, New Jersey. For over 30 years, Maverick has been a leading manufacturer and distributor of household electronics and electric appliances.