This year, health and safety has been at the top of most people’s priority lists. But while many people are rightfully afraid of getting sick from various illnesses or diseases, there are other things that we each do almost daily that can put us at mortal risk if we’re not careful. One of these things is being in the car.
Knowing this, it’s important that you’re as prepared as you can be for any kind of accident or setback that might happen when you’re traveling on the road. To help you with this, here are three things you should always take with you each time you get in the car.
A car accident isn’t always a collision between you and another vehicle. More often than this type of accident is one where only your car is involved but you’re still hurt or otherwise in danger. So to be ready for the chance that this might happen, you’ll always want to have some emergency gear with you in the car.
According to Melanie Pinola, a contributor to LifeHacker.com, it’s a good idea to always have a seat belt cutter and a window breaker in your car with you. These items can be very small and inexpensive, so there’s really no reason not to keep them in your vehicle with you. And if you ever are in a situation where you have to cut yourself out of your seat belt or break a window to exit your vehicle, you’ll be glad you have this gear in arm’s reach.
Even if you keep you with regular maintenance on your vehicle, there’s still a chance that something could go wrong with the functionality of your car. While this can be something insignificant that won’t affect your ability to drive, it could also be bigger issues that make your vehicle unsafe to have on the road.
For either of these kinds of situations, you’ll want to have some basic tools in the car with you to handle the most common issues you might face. According to Aaron Miller, a contributor to Thrillist.com, this should include things like jumper cables, a jack and lug wrench, and a multitool to start with. With these tools, you can fix many minor issues that might creep up on you when operating your vehicle.
Health And Sanitation Items
At this time in our global history, most people aren’t even leaving their houses, let alone heading off in their car, without some health and sanitation items.
In addition to currently keeping a mask and hand sanitizer in your car to ward off dangerous germs, Christian Wardlaw, a contributor to J.D. Power, recommends that you also keep some reusable grocery bags in your car for a wide variety of health and sanitation uses that you might come to need.
To help you stay safe when you leave the house, consider loading your vehicle with all the gear and items mentioned above.