Whenever you leave your house, there’s always that small chance that your car might break down. It always seems to happen at the most inopportune time or place as well. As a Bellevue personal injury lawyer, I urge you to be prepared for the worst case scenario, particularly if you’re traveling with small children. One of the best things you can do is to carry a cell phone with you, so long as you’re not using it while driving. However, you may find yourself broken down in a location lacking cell coverage.
Many stores such offer pre-packaged car safety kits but you can just as easily create your own that is custom tailored to your needs. For instance, if you have small children, you might want to keep some extra diapers or baby food on hand. If you live in an area with a cold climate, you may need to stock up on warm blankets. According to this article, here are some essential items you should have on hand.
- Duct Tape: This can help you get out of lots of sticky situations such as a side-mirror that is falling off or a ruptured hose in your engine.
- Flashlight: Even if you don’t break down at night, a flashlight can help you locate any issues going on underneath your car or buried deep under the hood.
- Flares: If you’re broken down on the side of the road, this will help notify other drivers to steer clear.
- Tool Box: This should include a jack and lug wrench among many other tools that can prove helpful.
- Jumper Cables: These will help give your car a start if your battery flatlines on you.
- First Aid Kit: If you’re in a car accident, this will help you take care of minor injuries until medical crews arrive.
- Pen & Paper: Also if you’re in an accident, this will help you record the information of the other driver involved.
- Food & Water: If you end up stranded for multiple hours, these will help you wait until help arrives.
Our firm offers a free accident kit that you can keep in your car.
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