Creating a Vehicle Safety Kit

Creating a Vehicle Safety Kit, Because Accidents Happen!

We all know life can be unpredictable, and driving is no exception! It’s essential to be prepared for the unexpected twists and turns that may come your way. That’s where a vehicle safety kit comes in handy. Here’s a list of essentials you should always have at the ready in your car or truck.

Jumper Cables:

Jumper cables come to the rescue when your vehicle’s battery decides to throw a fit. Just the way your best friend helps you get back on your feet after a breakup, jumper cables will have your vehicle up and running in no time!


A trusty flashlight can be your beacon of hope when darkness falls. Keep a flashlight with extra batteries in your safety kit.


If your vehicle breaks down and you’re waiting for help, a blanket will keep you warm while you wait.


The MacGyver of all tools! It can do it all – from cutting a seatbelt in an emergency to fixing loose screws on your rearview mirror. A multi-tool comes in handy in different situations.

Reflective Vest:

When you need to step out of your car in a less-than-glamorous situation, a reflective vest ensures you’re seen by all passing by.

Non-Perishable Snacks:

No one likes to be hangry, especially on the road. Pack some non-perishable snacks like granola bars or nuts to keep your energy up while you wait for assistance.

Traction Aid:

If you’re on a slick road and your wheels are just spinning and not getting you anywhere, sand, salt, or a non-clumping cat litter can give your tires traction to help you get moving. Keeping one of those items in your vehicle during winter is especially helpful.

Cell Phone Charger:

Cell phones are a lifeline, so it’s essential to make every effort to keep them juiced so you can stay connected. Keep a charger or portable power pack in your kit so you can maintain your phone’s battery, be able to call for help, or let that appointment know you’re not going to make it!

As you navigate the unpredictable journey of life on the road, remember: a well-prepared vehicle safety kit is not just a precaution; it’s your reliable companion for handling whatever unexpected twists and turns come your way. Houska Automotive is here to help with your safety on the road.

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