Essential Items to Keep in Your Car for Emergencies | OkCarz

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What Should I Keep in My Car at All Times?

As you drive, you probably see cars on the side of the road once in a while. The car could be pulled over due to a flat tire, dead battery, empty tank of gas, accident, breakdown, and just about any other issue you can think of. Chances are, they had to call for help because they didn’t have the right tools to get them back on the road. You will want to be prepared if something were to happen that left you and your passengers stranded. So, what should you keep in your car at all times? Here are some essential items to keep in your car for emergencies.

[ READ MORE: What to Do After Getting Into a Car Accident ]Blue car with the hood open and a person looking inside

Things to Keep Inside your Vehicle

  • Cell phone and phone charger
  • First aid kit
  • Jack and wrench
  • Spare tire
  • Jumper cables
  • Tire pressure gauge
  • Water and non-perishable food items
  • Flashlight
  • Small fire extinguisher
  • Insurance information

[ READ MORE: What to Do if You are Tired While Driving ]

While this isn’t a full list of everything you should keep inside your vehicle, each of these items will help you if you ever get stranded. Be sure to call your insurance company or a nearby towing business to assist you in bringing your car into the shop. If anyone is injured or you were involved in an accident, call the police to stop by and help.

If you found this list helpful and would like to read more on how to stay safe while driving, follow the OkCarz blog! Looking for a vehicle with safety features to help prevent getting stranded? Contact us here at OkCarz and we will show you some used models that offer the safety features you want.

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