While we never want to imagine dealing with an emergency situation, when it comes to driving, it is always a good idea to prepare for the unexpected. Driving in poor weather conditions or on a dark road at night can lead to situations where you may need supplies to handle an emergency. At Zzona Insurance, we want all of our Denver drivers to be prepared to handle whatever they face while on the road and this is why we recommend having a roadside emergency kit in your vehicle.
A roadside emergency kit is extremely useful if you are ever stranded on the side of the road because of an accident, inclement weather, or mechanical failure. While the exact contents of your emergency roadside kit can vary depending on where you live, some of the most important items to carry include:
- Jumper cables or portable battery with jumper cables
- Flashlight with spare batteries
- A quart of motor oil
- A gallon of coolant
- Flares or triangle reflectors
- First-aid kit
- Tool kit
- Tire inflator and tire pressure gauge
- Granola/protein bars and bottled water
- Ice scraper
- Pen and paper
- Paper towels
Once you have gathered the items for your roadside emergency kit, it is beneficial to put them all in a single container that keeps the items organized and prevents them from rolling around in your trunk. Boxes or backpacks are both excellent options. If you would prefer to buy a premade roadside emergency kit, check Amazon or your local auto supply store.
Preparing for unexpected events is an important step for Colorado drivers to take. If you have questions on driver safety precautions or need to update your car insurance, contact us today.