Whether you’re gearing up for a road trip or simply driving to the supermarket, you never expect to break down along the way. However, the reality is that breakdowns do happen—often when you least expect it—and being prepared for the worst can’t hurt.
But how prepared is prepared enough? Some suggest packing a vehicle with every item imaginable, including a face mask, pepper spray, and parachute cord (or paracord), while others recommend keeping a car stocked with a few basic essentials.
Although you can’t control when a break down occurs, you can be knowledgeable about the tools and items needed to ensure your safety and make the situation more manageable. That’s why several roadside emergency kits and supply lists have been already been created. These bundles include the gear that can help in the event of a breakdown and information on how to use each item.
The Basic Kit
Easy to store and simple to use, the below items are included in most basic roadside emergency kits. It’s recommended that you store these items in your vehicle at all times.
The Worst-Case Scenario Kit
The worst-case scenario kit is meant to highlight items you might need in the event you get stuck in the middle of nowhere, your cell phone doesn’t work, and it is too far to walk to get help. Pep Boys hopes you never have to use these items, but it is best to stock them in a vehicle for precautionary reasons.
If you find yourself in a dangerous situation and need a tow, Pep Boys is here to help. Give us a call at 1-866-TOW-2-PEP. Or, if you need help creating your ideal roadside emergency kit, stop by your local store or shop online today.