What To Put In Your Roadside Emergency Kit
Roadside emergency kit? Though driving can become tedious, especially if you have a long daily commute to and from work, nothing beats being able to drive just for the sheer fun of it and taking on an open road to see what lies ahead. However, it is highly important that you remember anything can happen while you travel and that various crises — even accidents — can come out of nowhere.
That is why our team at BMW of Reading, your Reading BMW destination, strongly encourages our customers to prepare and keep a fully-stocked roadside emergency kit in their BMW at all times. It does not have to be a huge container or bag that will take up a lot of trunk space; just something that can hold crucial items to assist you if the worst does happen during one of your journeys and can be stored until you need it.
We recommend that you place the following in your roadside emergency kit:
- Jumper cables or a portable lithium-ion battery with jumper cables (the battery also can recharge your electronic devices if necessary)
- Road flares or triangular reflectors that you can place alongside the shoulder of the road if need be
- At least a quart of motor oil and a gallon of coolant
- A first-aid kit with up-to-date supplies
- A portable blanket
- Flashlight with extra batteries
- A tool kit that should feature screwdrivers, pliers, an adjustable wrench, a pocket knife and more
- Cans of tire inflator and sealant
- A tire pressure gauge and portable air pump
- Non-perishable food items (Granola bars, energy bars, canned fruit, nuts, etc.)
- A spare cell phone with an extra charger
- Bottles or even gallons of water
Here at BMW of Reading, your Reading BMW destination, we hope that our customers find these tips on what to put inside their roadside emergency kits useful. Though we definitely hope you will never need to use it, we believe having such a kit will give you the peace of mind that you deserve.
Feel free to contact us if you would like more information, maintenance or car detailing, and remember to stay safe out on the road!