Ever since I got my first job and learned that if your relief didn’t show up, you were stuck there until someone did; I have had an everyday emergency kit for my car, stashed away in the back.
As time went by and I quit that job, I have kept my kit back there. When I clean out my Kia, I also check my kit and make sure every thing is in there. Having a well stocked emergency kit can mean the difference between a fun road trip with the family or a complete disaster.
So what do I keep in my everyday emergency kit for car?
Some of these things are in my bag, and others are up front where I can easily access them.
- Water. (make sure you switch this out often)
- Maps. -I’m good at getting lost!
- First Aid kit.
- Jumper cables.
- Flash light.
- Glow sticks.
- Feminine supplies.
- Towel. (that came in handy just yesterday!)
- 2 light blankets.
- Ice scraper.
- Non perishable snacks. (Should also be switched out often)
- Large plastic bag. -Can double as rain coat if needed
- Small plastic bags. -If a child gets sick, these are must haves.
- Wet wipes. ~Messy fast food, or messy kids.
- Extra socks and shoes. -My flip-flops are notorious for breaking while I’m out & about.
- Phone charger.
- Electronic games. -For boredom breakouts among passengers.
Hubby has added in a few things that he thinks are must haves:
- Duct Tape… need I say more?
- Simple wrench set. +Pliers
- Tire gauge.
- Extra qt of oil. -His truck slowly burns it and my old car did as well. So glad my Kia doesn’t!
- Portable air pump.
My cargo area is huge! My everyday emergency kit for car, shopping bags and cleaning stuff fit in with lots of room left over.
When we pile into my Kia Sorento for a road trip, we plan on having a wonderful time, but if something were to go a little a-wall, well at least we are prepared!
When it became apparent that my old vehicle wasn’t going to last much longer, I decided to do some serious research. After way too many evenings online reading reviews, I knew what I wanted, right down the year. I have not regretted my decision.
Even though my Sorento is an ’03 and considered old by most standards I have only had to make standard repairs all along. And the gas mileage is great, even though I have 4wd.
The safety ratings are one reason I chose this model, knowing that my family is safe is of great importance to me. From the looks of the new Kia models I can tell their standards have not lowered at all. While my Sorento has only 2 row seating, the newer models also offer 3rd row seating Perfect for the larger family that we hope to be someday!
I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls Collective and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.