When it comes to your car, you may think you are prepared for any situation but it’s still important to plan for every event, good or bad. This is why we recommend that all drivers store some key emergency items in their vehicles perpetually. This article highlights a few things that should be included. It’s not a complete list by any means but it will provide you with an extra level of safety wherever you go.

1. Tools

Even if you service your car regularly, there is a chance that you may break down on your journey. For this reason, it is vital that you store a simple tool kit containing items such as screwdrivers, pliers and oil.

2. Flashlight

Unfortunately, vehicle emergencies don’t only happen during the day, so it is essential that you have a reliable light source in times of need. It is true that you can use your phone as an alternative, but you will likely want to preserve its battery as much as possible.

3. Water

Whether it's used to rehydrate you and your passengers or you need it when your car overheats, water is a basic addition that should be added to your emergency kit. In this case, a few bottles of water will be perfect for the aforementioned tasks.

4. First-aid Kit

Sometimes, emergencies during your journey don’t involve your car but rather one of the individuals within it. A prepackaged first-aid kit will provide you with some necessary items to use if you or someone else is injured in some way.

5. Jumper cables

A classic part of the traditional emergency kit, jumper cables are a lifesaver if your battery suddenly dies. Using these to hook up to another person’s car will have you back on the road in no time.

6. Spare Tyre

In South Africa, no terrain is certain. Because of this, you might find yourself in a situation involving a punctured tyre. With a spare tyre and a few tools carefully stored, all you need to do is make a quick switch to continue your commute.

For more helpful car tips, the Hatfield Motor Group is here to assist you at any point. Get in touch with us today or stay tuned for more informative blog posts.