Exactly – you don’t know when your next roadside emergency may occur. It’s late at night and you’re driving on a dark, lonely road. Suddenly, the steering wheel tugs in your hands and the car is hard to control. You ease the car to the side of the road and stop. Getting out, you see that the left rear tyre is flat and you don’t have a spare.
If you have roadside assistance and a cell phone signal, you can call for help. If not, you’re either faced with having to hail a passing motorist or spending a night in some little town. That is, unless you have a well-stocked emergency roadside kit in the trunk of your car.
Beame is all about simplicity, so we have listed a number of items to keep you comfortable until help arrives.
Don’t drive away from home without a basic roadside emergency kit which should contain some of the following items:
- Jumper cables. Or you can carry a small, portable, lithium-ion battery with jumper cables
- Flares or triangle reflectors
- A litre or more of motor oil
- First-aid kit with bandages, plasters, scissors and medications
- Blanket or space blanket
- Flashlight and extra batteries
- Tool kit with screwdrivers, pliers, adjustable wrench, pocket knife
- Tyre pressure gauge
- Paper towels
- Pen and paper
- Bottled water
These are just the essentials so if there are extra items that you would like to include, go ahead – you never know when they may come in handy.