Ask A Towing Company: Our tow truck drivers have a list of items you should always keep in your vehicle
As a towing company, we’re faced with roadside emergencies every day. We asked our team of tow truck drivers what items we should always have in our car. Here’s what they said:
First Aid Kit: A first aid kit is essential for any type of emergency. It should include supplies like bandages, gauze pads, adhesive tape, antibacterial wipes, medical scissors, and a safety blanket.
Spare Tire: Most cars nowadays come with a spare tire, but it’s always good to check before hitting the road. In the event of a flat tire, having a spare will save you lots of time and hassle. In the event that you don’t have a spare, a towing company will always be able to tow you to a nearby repair shop.
Phone Charger: Keep your phone charger in your car so you can stay connected even if there is no power available. This way, you’ll always be able to call a towing company for help when you need it!
A Flashlight: A flashlight can be helpful for seeing in dark areas or finding your way around after a car accident.
Roadside flares: Roadside flares can help warn other drivers of danger ahead and they can also be used to mark a hazard zone while waiting for a towing company to arrive.
Water and food: In case of an emergency, it’s important to have water and food stored in your car so that you don’t have to go without sustenance for long periods of time. We’ve all seen pile-ups that close the interstate for hours on end. You’ll want to be prepared!
Toolkit: A toolkit is handy for fixing small problems with your car on the go. It includes items like wrenches, screwdrivers, and pliers that can come in handy when you least expect it.
High Visibility Vest: You should keep this in the glove compartment of your vehicle so that you’ll always have it on in the event that you need to step out of your car.
Other tips from the tow truck drivers at Johnson’s Wrecker Service:
- Keep all your documents in one place in the glove compartment or center console—your driver’s license, registration and insurance information, etc.—so they’re easily accessible if you get pulled over by police or have to file an accident report with your insurance company.
- Make sure your windshield wipers work properly and replace them when they break down or stop working entirely (usually after about six months). It’s easy to forget how important wipers are until it’s raining outside and you can’t see where you’re going!
- Make sure all doors work smoothly as well as windows on both sides of the car (including backseat windows). If any of these don’t move like they should, then take them into a mechanic for repair right away before something bad happens!
Car trouble can happen to anyone. Being prepared and having the number of a reliable towing company on hand will make things a lot easier! Save our number today and help will always be a phone call away: 407-293-2540!