DIY: Roadside Emergency Kit

By Product Expert | Posted in Tips & Tricks on Wednesday, September 28th, 2016 at 5:49 pm
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How To Create Your Own Roadside Emergency Kit

It is important to always be prepared even if we think that it will never happen. While you may have a cell phone or roadside assistance to help out if something happens while on the road, you can’t always count on it to save the day. Having a roadside emergency kit can be extremely helpful in those cases where you either cannot reach help or have to wait for help to arrive. Every vehicle should have a roadside emergency kit so here are some simple tips on how to create your own roadside emergency kit.  

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A basic roadside emergency kit should include the following items:

  • Jumper cables or a lithium-ion battery with jumper cablesman fixing flat tire on vehicle
  • Flares or triangle reflectors
  • A quart or more of motor oil
  • A gallon of coolant
  • First-aid kit
  • Blanket
  • Flashlight with extra batteries
  • Tool kit
  • Can of tire inflator and sealant
  • Tire pressure gauge
  • Paper towels
  • Spray bottle with washer fluid
  • Ice scraper
  • Pen and paper
  • Granola or energy bars
  • Bottled water

Once you’ve gathered all your necessary items, it would be best to keep them all together by either getting some sort of box or bag to keep it all together. A backpack would be a good option or some sort of organizer. You can purchase pre-assembled emergency roadside kits online and even from Kia Accessory Guide.

Part of being prepared is knowing how to use the items. A flat tire is one of the most common calls that roadside assistance teams get. Be ready if that happens to you, know how to change or patch a tire in case you can’t get ahold of someone to help, for whatever reason. Be sure to check out our blog for other helpful tips and tricks!

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