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What Your Car Emergency Kit Should Have

No one wants to go through an emergency, but inevitably, disaster always strikes, and we need to be prepared when it does. At Thunderbird Auto, we’ve been helping people with all of their vehicular needs for a number of years, and know first-hand how important keeping an emergency kit in your car can be. We wanted to take some time today to discuss everything you should keep in your vehicle’s emergency kit.

Food and Water

When your vehicle breaks down, you never know how long you’re going to be stranded, which is why we recommend you keep at least three days’ worth of food and water in your emergency kit. Water obviously doesn’t have a shelf life, but you’ll need to trade your emergency food rations out somewhat regularly.

Emergency Tools

There are a number of tools that could be of use should you find yourself in an emergency, but it doesn’t matter if you don’t have them handy. Some tools you may want to keep in your kit include:

  • Flashlight
  • Compass
  • Knife
  • Jumper cables
  • Jack
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Duct tape

A Few Other Items

Besides just food, water, and tools, there are a few other items you’ll probably want to have in an emergency. One item is kitty litter. If you ever get stuck in the snow, just a little bit of kitty litter will be enough to get you out. Another important item to keep in your car is a first aid kit, as you never know when an injury, no matter the severity, will occur.

Have Your Vehicle Inspected by a Professional

By regularly having your vehicle inspected, you can save yourself a lot of trouble by avoiding any breakdowns. At Thunderbird Auto, we’ve been helping people maintain their vehicles for many years and can help you build your emergency kit. Get into contact with us today.

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Thunderbird Automotive Specialists will be closed on Friday, October 20th.

During this time, our team will be attending the memorial service for our late General Manager, Brock Lohman.

We appreciate your understanding and support as we gather as a Thunderbird Automotive Specialist family to honor Brock’s life and legacy.

We will be back open to serve you on Monday, October 23rd. Thank you for your patience and cooperation.