You never really think about having a roadside emergency kit until it’s too late. As the weather begins to drop, now will be a great time to start planning ahead for future travels. Breakdowns can occur at any time, anywhere, and unexpected, so you will want to be prepared when it happens. We’ve come up with a list of things that can help keep your stress level down and increase you and your passengers safety.
Batteries. Keep your battery-powered and consider carrying a portable battery charger on hand.
Blanket. Keep yourself and passengers warm especially when the weather starts dropping.
Duct Tape. A handy tape can help you with many things, broken mirror, dragging bumper. This will temporarily help you on the road until you reach to a car maintenance shop.
Extra Clothing/Shoes. There’s nothing worse than fixing your car in the rain. Having spare clothes will make your journey more at ease without feeling discomfort in wet clothes.
First aid kit. The essentials: band-aids, adhesive tape, gauze pads, aspirin, antiseptic wipes, and cream, etc.
Flashlight. In case your car breaks down at night. It’s also ideal to buy a waterproof one.
Gloves/Rags. To keep protect your hands from dirt
Ice Scraper. For the windshield, which will be perfect for long winters in Massachusetts.
Jumper Cables. In case your car batteries fail, and you need to restart the battery from another car.
Poncho. To protect yourself from the rain when exchanging tires.
Roadmaps. Sometimes going old school can benefit you especially if you’re stuck in the middle of nowhere with no phone signal.
Small Shovel. In case your car gets stuck in mud or snow.
Small Tool Kit. You never know when a screwdriver, pliers, wrench, etc.
By being prepared for any road emergencies will help reduce your stress levels and focus on keeping yourself and passengers safe.