Summer time means more travel, and sometimes that travel happens late at night and/or off the beaten path.Being stranded because of bad weather or vehicle failure can be a frightening occurrence, so it’s best to be prepared.

According to Ready.Gov, here are the things every car owner should have in an emergency kit:

Car Emergency Kit

In case you are stranded, keep a kit of emergency supplies in your car including

  • Jumper cables: might want to include flares or reflective triangle
  • Flashlights: with extra batteries
  • First Aid Kit: remember any necessary medications, baby formula and diapers if you have a small child
  • Food: non-perishable food such as canned food, and protein rich foods like nuts and energy bars
  • Manual can opener
  • Water: at least 1 gallon of water per person a day for at least 3 days
  • Basic toolkit: pliers, wrench, screwdriver
  • Pet supplies: food and water  
  • Radio: battery or hand cranked
  • Cat litter or sand: for better tire traction
  • Shovel
  • Ice scraper
  • Clothes: warm clothes, gloves, hat, sturdy boots, jacket and an extra change of clothes for the cold
  • Blankets or sleeping bags
  • Charged Cell Phone: and car charger

We would also add your insurance ID card, your roadside assistance card and your insurance company’s toll-free claims number. If you’re unsure if your policy includes roadside assistance, call us for a quote: (706) 632-3400

Have a safe summer traveling the highways and byways of the great State of Georgia!

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