These 5 driving tips can help you protect yourself and the ones you love when you’re behind the wheel – no matter the season.
Car Safety Kit Must-Haves
When your dreams take you on the road, you’ll feel prepared and even pampered if you’re carrying a top notch safety and first aid kit. Plus, you never know when someone needs a hero!
Here’s our list of remedies to help you travel in comfort.
YOUR CAR SAFETY CHECKLIST
First aid kit: Pack aspirin or ibuprofen, adhesive and roller bandages, antiseptic wipes, sterile gauze pads, antibiotic cream, hydrocortisone cream, aloe for burns, a breathing barrier, instant cold compress, nail clippers, scissors, tweezers and anti-allergy tablets.
Medical Instructions: If you or a frequent passenger has specific medical conditions — such as severe allergies, heart conditions, diabetes or asthma — carry a spare dose or two of required medication, instructions and their doctors’ phone numbers.
Lip balm, hand sanitizer, moisture lotion, sunscreen: You never know where your adventure might take you or when you’ll want the comforts of home.
Blanket: Use it as a handy picnic seat or a snug pad for a cold bleacher — and it’s vital when treating a person in shock. Hint: Wool is handy because you can simply shake the dirt off from time to time.
Water and non-perishable food: Keep a gallon of water and easily stored foods such as a raisins, granola bars or nuts to keep you comfortable while you wait for help.
A collapsible water bowl: Don’t forget your furry friends! Your pets will thank you if they’re stuck for even an hour, especially in the heat. Tucking a few healthy pet snacks in your kit can keep tails wagging, too.
Looking for other hints for a happier road trip? Discover our Car Emergency Kit checklist to ready your car for any adventure.
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