It is quite common to keep an “In Case of Emergency” kit in your car should you get stranded on the side of the road. However, are you remembering to bring similar items with you when you rent a car? While it’s true that rental cars from Empire Rent A Car are reliable and we do offer free roadside assistance, sometimes things happen out of our control so it’s best to be prepared. That’s why we’ve put together a quick list of things to keep in your car, no matter what car you happen to be driving at the time.

In Case of Emergency

1. First Aid Kit

Having a well-stocked and ready-to-use first aid kit is one of the best ways you can prepare for emergencies. Even for the best drivers, emergencies can sometimes happen in or near a car, which is why it’s important to carry a kit filled with essential first aid items in your car.

2. Phone Charger

A phone charger, especially on longer road trips, is essential to keep in your car. Often you will need your phone not only to call for help in case of emergency, but also to use as a GPS, and to let your loved ones know when you’ve made it to your destination. Basically, its just never a good idea to be without your phone while on the road.

3. Jumper Cables

Jumper cables are considered a crucial item for your car emergency kit. Your car’s battery can die from accidentally leaving a light on, or sitting too long without being started. Or, alternatively, you may need to help out a friend whose car battery has died. Again, our rental cars come with roadside assistance, but it never goes amiss to be prepared and know how to use certain car essentials.

Value Van and Car Rental in New York offers a wide range of car rental options and free roadside assistance, so you can choose the vehicle that’s right for you and feel safe on the road. Contact us today at (908) 851-9595 to learn more, or make a reservation online.