If you have ever found yourself stranded on the side of the road with a broken down car, you likely know how important it is to have an emergency kit for your car. Whether you are on an isolated road on the outskirts of town or around the corner from home in the middle of a blizzard, breakdowns can happen at any time, anywhere. Before you even back out of the garage, check your trunk to be sure that it is properly stocked. At the very least, a spare tire, jack and lug wrench are essentials. A small tool bag with some basic automotive tools can be a huge help if you need to change a part or tighten a socket.
If you are broken down at night, things such as flares and flashlights are important. You can even pack a collapsible shovel to help dig your way out of mud or other messes. Consider storing jumper cables in case your battery dies and you need to have someone help you jump your car. Call Young Insurance for more information and to make sure your car is adequately protected by auto insurance.