Always carry these items in your vehicle when traveling

September, the days are shorter and the nights are a bit crisper autumn is on its way.  It doesn’t matter what the season, accidents happen any time of year.  But the change of a season is a great time to set aside a few minutes to make sure you have everything you need in your vehicle should you have an accident.  ICC Collision Centers wants to be sure all of our customers are safe, so here are some tips of things you should always have in your vehicle.  Here is a list of the 10 most important things you should have in your vehicle no matter the season.
  • Insurance information & vehicle registration- very important when dealing with the law or if you have an accident.
  • Flashlight & spare batteries- There are many reasons to have a flashlight in your vehicle! Break downs, flat tires or other late night adventures.
  • First aid kit- just a basic kit will work, you most likely won’t be doing surgery. Band-Aids, antibiotic ointment, aspirin & gauze can come in very handy!
  • Jumper Cable- Obviously if you need a jump chances are no one else has them in their vehicle. Be prepared and always have a set in your vehicle.
  • Tool Kit-a small set of wrenches, duct tape, crowbar, strong adhesive, Swiss army knife are all good ideas. You can add what best fits your tool box needs.
  • Tire repair kit/spare tire & gage. Tires are important so having a spare or a repair kit is very important. 
When traveling add these items:
  • Food & water- if you travel a long distance prepare for a break down or being stranded. Keep plenty of bottled water, energy bars, nuts, jerky and any nonperishable food.
  • Warm clothing as well as waterproof boots and coats. A hoodie or jacket, a throw blanket or anything to provide protection from the weather is advised. 
  • Extra cash- You never know when an emergency can happen, needing extra cash for a tow or a room for the night.
  • Cell phone and charger- anymore this needn’t been mentioned since no one walks to the mailbox without a fully charged cell phone. Just in case, always travel with fully charged cell phone and bring along that charger! 
That is a good solid list of items to have in your vehicle when traveling and some items that should always be in your vehicle.  ICC Collision Centers wants you and your family safe each and every time you hit the open road. 
Should you find yourself involved in an auto accident, and happen to be located in arizona or california, give ICC Collision Centers a shout.  We will take care of all your collision repair needs!
Now that’s piece of Mind!                                                                             Untitled-1