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How to Create an Emergency Car Kit

Last updated 4 years ago

There are a million reasons why your car may end up on the side of the road. A piece of debris may cause your tire to pop, your engine could suffer a mechanical malfunction, or you could get stuck in a ditch. Regardless of how you end up on the side of the road, you’ll be prepared if you have an emergency car kit. 

Every emergency car kit should have jumper cables for jumpstarting a dead battery, a jack for changing a tire, and an adjustable wrench for minor repairs. It’s also a good idea to have rags, a flashlight, duct tape, at least one quart of oil, and some roadside flares so passing motorists can see you. You never know how long you might end up on the side of the road, which is why your emergency kit should have food, water, and blankets.  

Top Driver aims to teach new drivers everything they need to know about driving safely. If your teenager is almost of legal driving age, call us at (888) 471-5418. We offer driver training in the Crystal Lake area and throughout Chicagoland.  


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