How to make an Emergency Car Kit for your Mazda vehicle
Nobody wants to have an emergency situation occur while they are driving, but being prepared and making sure your vehicle is well equipped to manage emergency situations is important to keep a bad situation from getting worse. Putting an emergency car kit in your Mazda vehicle will help you be able to handle just about anything that might come up when you are driving.
Items to put in your Emergency Car Kit
This list is not exhaustive, but including these items in your car kit will help you to be able to handle a large variety of emergency situations. In addition to this car kit, you should periodically check the spare tire in your Mazda to ensure that it is inflated and ready to go with all of the necessary tools in case you need to change a flat tire.
- Hand sanitizer
- Trash bags
- Disinfecting wipes
- Non-perishable food items (granola bars, nuts, trail mix)
- Flashlight and/or headlamp
- Rain poncho
- Emergency radio
- Reflective vest or blanket
- Duct tape
- Fleece blanket
- Multi-purpose knife or tool kit
- Heavy-duty gloves
- First aid kit
- Walking shoes
- Bug repellant
For winter, you should add another heavy blanket, a hat and gloves, a shovel, a pair of winter boots with warm socks, and warm clothes or winter gear such as a jacket and snowpants if you have room in your vehicle. You can also add items that will keep you entertained until help arrives like a deck of cards or a book.