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Road Trip Safety: 10 Must-Have Items for an Emergency Road Kit

What to Pack in a Road Trip Emergency Kit 

If you’re traveling on the road, there may come a time when your car breaks down, or worse yet, you meet with an accident. In those cases, it’s important to have your supplies together and ready to go. Wondering what to pack in a road trip emergency kit? Let’s take a sneak peek at the 10 must-have items for an emergency road kit. Continue reading this Toyota of Vacaville blog post! 

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List of 10 Must-Have Items for an Emergency Road Kit 

The items vary depending on the type of car, the location, and other factors. But there are some common items you must-have in your car that includes:

First-aid kit
  1. First-aid kit 
  2. Navigation Equipment (compass, GPS, paper maps, etc.) 
  3. Extra car keys 
  4. Spare set of lights or reflectors for your vehicle 
  5. Drinking water and mon-perishable food 
  6. Rope or bungee cords 
  7. Cell phone charger 
  8. Multi-Tool 
  9. Fire extinguisher 
  10. Rags, paper towels, or pre-moistened wipes 

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Making Your Own Emergency Road Kit 

To create your kit, you should put together items that cater to the length of the trip and the severity of any expected emergencies. You should put non-perishable food, a first aid kit, a flashlight, extra clothing for all seasons, flares or reflectors, gloves, and tow rope. Another thing you should have is an ice scraper with a brush to remove ice from your car windows. 

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