What Should Go in a Roadside Emergency Kit?


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Getting stuck on the side of the road is never fun by any stretch of the imagination, but there are steps you can take to make breaking down a little less of an ordeal.

By creating a roadside emergency kit and keeping it in your car, you can prepare for the unexpected hassles that surround vehicle breakdowns, make fixes, and safely wait until help arrives.

Here are a few things to put into the kit:

  • Jumper cables: Having these handy will make dead battery problems a lot less... problematic.
  • Foam tire sealant: This could save you from having to change your tire when you get a flat, but it is a temporary fix.
  • Reflective warning triangles: Keep three or so of these with you and set them up 50 feet from each other when you're pulled over. They'll help oncoming traffic know to steer clear.
  • Tow strap: It should be strong enough to tow at least 6,000 pounds.
  • Duct tape: If it moves and it shouldn't, this is the go-to fix.

Don't forget to make an appointment with our service center in Erie, PA before you head out on a long road trip to make sure your vehicle is healthy enough to take it!

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