An emergency kit that is set as an option when purchasing a new car as a kit that can handle accidents, breakdowns, and disasters. There are differences in the contents of the kit for each manufacturer, so it is a good idea to check the contents once.
Standard kit contents include a triangle stop sign, tire stop, toolset, fluorescent safety vest, LED power light, and work gloves. A little more expensive option such as an imported car, in addition to the above contents, some types include a rescue tool such as a booster cable, a tow rope, a fuse set, a glass hammer with a belt cutter, etc.
To be honest, I don’t feel like buying separately but it’s cheaper, but it’s certainly better to always keep this amount of content. Let’s review how to use these tools.
Triangle display board
If the car has stopped moving due to an accident or malfunction, bring it to the shoulder as much as possible and blink the hazard. Wear the above-mentioned fluorescent safety vest, evacuate outside the guardrail with the passenger, assemble a triangular display board, and place it behind the car more than 50m. Pay attention to the angle and direction so that the wind does not fall.
When jacking up or stopping on a slope, stop the tires to prevent accidents. In the case of jack-up, it is applied to the diagonal tire to which the jack is applied.
In-vehicle tools are often used in combination, whether they are drivers or jacks. The hand must confirm how to use this. Let’s re-check what tools are included.
Fluorescent safety vest
When you get out of the car on the road unavoidably due to an accident or breakdown, it is safer to wear a fluorescent safety vest with reflective tape, etc. so that you can easily recognize your presence from the following vehicle.
LED power light
Since it has a power generation function, there is no worry about battery consumption, and if you turn the handle on the side, it will be immediately charged and can be used. Some cars have LED emergency signal lights in the emergency kit instead of the flame tube.
Something useful in the event of an accident or breakdown. Immediately after running, tires and wheels are getting hot as well as around the engine, so when you touch the car, be sure to wear gloves to prevent burns.
Necessary to start the car with the battery up. ① Connect the red cord to the plus of the car with the battery up. ② Connect the opposite end of the red cord to the plus of the rescue car. ③ Connect to the minus of the rescue vehicle. ④ Connect to the minus of the car with the battery up (preferably not the terminal but the metal part of the engine).
If you take off the wheel or get stuck on a snowy road or mud, the tow rope comes into play. Hook a tow rope hook or U-shaped bracket on the tow hook on the back of the bumper. Some cars have a square lid at the end of the bumper and a tow hook behind it. Be careful as hooking the tow rope to a place other than the tow hook may damage the bumper or the car body. Recheck the position of the tow hook in the instruction manual.
Glass hammer with belt cutter
A glass hammer is necessary when you escape by breaking the glass due to submersion or other reasons. Since the windshield is a safety glass, it is very important to break the side glass when using it. Also, remember that it is easier to break by hitting the corner of the glass.
This glass hammer with a belt cutter is meaningless even if it is placed in the trunk, so it is important to always keep it in the car. In any case, there is no sorrow if prepared. It is a good idea to review the storage location and contents of the emergency kit and how to use it from time to time so that your treasure does not become corrupted.