The car feels packed, but there’s always room to satisfy your inner survivalist during a road trip.
“The simplest things can be so important in an emergency or breakdown. Like a flashlight and simple first-aid items,” said Jason Grubard, marketing manager for DC Safety.
DC Safety is based in Long Island and offers protection products and customized safety kits for US and Canadian drivers. DC Safety has provided emergency kits for Toyota, Lexus, and Scion since 1989.
“Plenty of companies sell reliable safety kits. Some people like to piecemeal a kit on their own. The important thing is that you’re planning ahead,” he said.
Below, Grubard and other safety experts suggest items to bring or actions to consider during your summer road trip.
- First-aid kit
- LED flashlight
- Extra batteries
- Snacks (energy bars, granola)
- Jumper cables
- Reflective vest
- Tools (jack, tire iron)
- Tow rope
- Cell phone charger
- Recently inspected spare tire.
- Drinking water