Preparing Your Emergency Roadside Kit

March 24th, 2018 by

Woman on side of road

If you’re driving around Chino Hills, CA, you want to make sure you’re prepared for the unexpected. Check out this helpful emergency car kit guide from your certified Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram dealer near Riverside. Then, check out our rundown of the nine steps to take before a road trip.

Emergency DIY Kit

When thinking about how to put your emergency car kit together, a number of important things are worth taking into consideration, such as:

  • Who will be in the car? – If it’s just your daily commuter, you won’t need to pack items for more than one person. But if you have a large family or pets you’ll be toting around, then make sure there are emergency items for everyone – friend or fido.
  • What’s the regional terrain and weather like? – Driving through Riverside, you’re not going to need to plan to keep warm during a snowstorm, but you could come up against difficult terrain in the hills, as well as unexpected rain. It’s best to plan ahead, but don’t pack more than the essentials.

What should I bring?

Emergency kit , car jack, jumper cables for car on white back ground

Here are some of the most important things to have on hand:

  • Jumper cables
  • Tire pressure gauge
  • Fix-a-Flat
  • 1-2 quarts of motor oil
  • 1 gallon of coolant
  • Flashlights w/extra batteries
  • Tire jack
  • Windshield washer fluid
  • Tools like wrench, pliers, screwdriver
  • Snacks and energy bars
  • Plenty of water
  • Winter kit if driving outside the area (ice scraper, blankets, hats, gloves, scarves)

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