You never think about having emergency items in your vehicle. While at home, most of us have stockpiles of items for all kinds of emergencies that may happen from an illness, an injury, a fire, and even natural disasters. As a mom, I can’t tell you how many times I have had an emergency in my vehicle or away from home where I needed an item on the spot.
As a sports mom to kids that play travel soccer, baseball, softball, and bowling I can tell you that I have needed everything from a band-aid, an icepack, to even a hair tie. I am sure many of you have a long list of things you wish you had on hand at one point in time.
While I have been lucky, to have never gotten a flat tire on the road, my car has never had an issue that I had to handle as an emergency also. I am not sure if I may be over planning for an emergency since I don’t have any family where I currently live, or it may be paranoia. It is crucial for me to be prepared for the unexpected. I am a member of AAA. I know how to change a tire and do the basics when it comes to my vehicle. While AAA and other companies similar to each other might be fantastic, the wait times can be extended. When you have kids, you know that their patience is low and they need fast acting results.
9 Helpful Things To Have In Your Car
- Jumper Cables: you never know if the battery in your car will give out or if you may want to help out someone else that may need a boost to their car battery.
- Tire Pressure Gauge: this tool is perfect if you live in an area where the temperature is always fluctuating. In New York, my tires are always a different number depending on the temperature.
- First Aid Kit: as a sports mom who is always around so many children, this comes in handy. There is always some minor accident that someone needs a band-aid or an ice pack.
- Water and Snacks: as a mom that runs around all day, having a couple of bottle of waters and snacks on hand comes in handy when the kids or myself need a pick me up in between meals. I have a container in my car filled with snacks and water that won’t go to waste regardless of the temperatures outside.
- Disinfectant Wipes: a great way to wipe down seats, spills, and anything your kids come in contact with.
- Blanket: a blanket can be used for multi purposes.
- Reusable Tote Bag: perfect for grocery shopping, carry those lost items from your kid’s.
- Umbrella: I use to only take my umbrella out of the house if the forecast called for rain, after being caught in the rain a few times I decided to keep one in the car. The weather can be unpredictable.
- Small Tool Kit: While I have never had to use mine, you never know if you may experience an issue with your vehicle that may need a tool for a quick fix.