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8 Items You’ll Want To Have in Your Summer Car Emergency Kit

Summer Car Emergency Kit

Do you know what to do if your car breaks down in the middle of the summer? Many people expect and prepare for brutal winter breakdowns, but the summer heat can be just as bad. It is essential to keep a car emergency kit in your trunk or backseat at all times. Here are 8 emergency essentials to stock up on before summer begins.

1. Water and Snacks

Staying hydrated is critical in general, but if your car breaks down in the heat, it becomes even more important. Keep a case of water in your trunk at all times.

It is also smart to keep some hot-weather-safe snacks ready to go as well. Some foods that should last a while in a hot car include:

  • Freeze-dried fruits
  • Cereal-based granola bars
  • Pop-tarts
  • Jerky
  • Cheese and peanut butter crackers
  • Mixed nuts
  • Pretzels

Just remember to switch these foods out every few months or so as they could expire after sitting in a car for too long.

2. Tool Kit

A basic tool kit can make all of the difference when it comes to getting back on the road. Sometimes you just need to tighten something up with a screwdriver or make a quick fix with duct tape.

3. First-Aid Kit

A first-aid kit is one of the most important emergency items to keep in a car. Make sure to include band-aids, ointment, tweezers, gauze, and scissors.

If you or someone in your family has a medical condition, then it may be smart to include a few extra doses of medication they may need in a life-threatening situation.

4. Jumper Cables

If someone is able to stop and give your car a jump start, then you need to provide them with the proper cables. If you don’t have jumper cables, then make sure to have the number of an emergency roadside assistance company on hand. Duggers Road Service is always happy to help you out with your car battery needs.

5. Blanket or Umbrella

A blanket or umbrella can be very useful for sun protection. You may want to consider buying a special space blanket, which is designed to reflect heat away from you.

6. Charger

Your phone is your lifeline when it comes to being stranded in the middle of nowhere. Make sure to keep an extra phone charger in your car at all times to prevent your phone from dying on you.

7. Sunscreen

If you need to leave your vehicle for a long time, then you should lather on the sunscreen. Keep a few bottles in your glove compartment in case you get stuck in the sun.

8. Flashlight

A flashlight is critical if you get stranded at night. You’ll need some light to flag down roadside assistance or to get a better look at what might be wrong with your vehicle.

Build Your Car Emergency Kit Today

Putting together a car emergency kit is essential to surviving a breakdown in the intense summer heat.

If you get stuck on the side of the road with a broken-down car, then don’t panic. Give us a call and let us help you get your vehicle back up and running.