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Roadside Emergency Kit – Some Items to Add

by Amy on March 26th, 2013

You are driving down the road and all of a sudden, your car stops.  Or, you are at the store and when you get back to your car, it will not start.  What are you going to do?  Most people have the standard road side emergency kit that contains items such as jumper cables, a flashlight, maybe those warning triangle, and flares because they come with the standard automotive emergency road kit.  Below are a few things you might not have thought of to add to your emergency kit.

Cable ties: Cable ties are one of the handiest items to have around.  You never know when you are going to need one.  Some people even use cable ties to avoid theft of hubcaps or to reattach a hubcap. If wiring should fall down from under the dash, you can use cable ties to tie them up back under the dash so they are out of the way.  You can even use a higher temperature cable tie to temporarily re-attach your muffler should one of the brackets break off. It is recommended you have a variety of sizes and tensile strengths because you never know what you are going to need one for.

Terminal Connectors:  If a wire should break, you can always put it back together with an insulated Butt Splice connector.  If a wire comes loose from its plug and the connector breaks off, you can use an insulated Block Space terminal to put it back together.

Crimping tool: You need a crimping tool to crimp the terminal connectors to the wires. (John, this links up to Nelco is that okay?)

Electrical Tape:  Electrical tape can also be used to connect wires together.  Because it is also a strong tape, you could use it to tape many things together such as a hose or to close a hole in a hose.

Stainless steel clamps:  Even if you are not a mechanic, if you happen to notice a hose came loose, or you have a rusted hose clamp, you can always fix it yourself with a stainless steel clamp and a screw driver.

By adding these items to your road side emergency kit, you can quickly fix some emergencies you may encounter.  Safe travels.

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