Preparing Your Emergency Roadside Kit

March 27th, 2018 by

Woman broken down on side of road

If you’re driving around Lakewood, you want to make sure you’re prepared for the unexpected. Check out this helpful emergency car kit guide from Alfa Romeo of Tacoma.

Emergency DIY Kit

When thinking about how to put your emergency car kit together, a number of important things are worth taking into consideration, such as:

  • Who will be in the car? – If it’s just your daily commuter, you won’t need to pack items for more than one person. But if you have a large family or pets you’ll be toting around, then make sure there are emergency items for everyone – friend or fido.
  • What’s the regional terrain and weather like? – Driving through Puyallup, you’re probably not going to need to plan for a snowstorm, but you could come up against foggy, mountainous terrain in the Lakewood area. It’s best to plan ahead, but don’t pack more than the essentials.

What should I bring?

Here are some of the most important things to have on hand:

  • Jumper cables
  • Tire pressure gauge
  • Fix-a-Flat
  • 1-2 quarts of motor oil
  • 1 gallon of coolant
  • Flashlights
  • Tire jack
  • Windshield washer fluid
  • Tools like wrench, pliers, screwdriver
  • Snacks and energy bars
  • Plenty of water
  • Batteries for your keys or flashlights
  • Winter kit if driving outside the area (ice scraper, blankets, hats, gloves, scarves)

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