Road trips are all about the adventure, bonding with your friends and family, and creating unforgettable memories. Whether you are planning a road trip to the beach or the mountains, it’s essential to pack everything you need in case of an emergency. Read our guide below to create the perfect road trip kit.
Vehicle Emergency Items
Every road trip needs emergency items for the unexpected. You want your road trip to be fun, not stressful. It’s smart to plan and make a list! Make sure to pack items that will help you in case something happens on your way to your destination. Pack the essentials below in a bag and place it in a convenient spot in your trunk.
- Portable Phone Chargers
- First Aid Kit
- Flares or reflective emergency warning triangle
- Jumper cables
- Toilet paper
- Gallon of water in case your car overheats
Never leave home without your license, registration, insurance info, and car manual. Do a double-check to make sure you have these items before you hop in your car and take off.
Fluids and Snacks
Sitting on the side of the road in the heat with no water or food is never fun. Pack plenty of water bottles for every passenger in your car. Buy easy to eat foods that will last for a long drive and won’t spoil such as trail mix, granola bars, dried fruit, crackers, or almonds. This should prevent your road trip entourage from getting “hangry” in case of an emergency.
Be prepared for emergencies and have your roadside assistance number on your phone, ready to go. Also, take your vehicle in for an inspection to make sure it’s in tip-top shape before you head out on your summer excursion. Schedule your appointment today; we are here to help you get on the road safely to your upcoming summer destinations.
If anything goes wrong while you’re out adventuring, you’re sure to feel at ease because you planned ahead with your road trip kit and have the essentials ready to make your road trip fun and safe. Happy travels!