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Vehicle emergency preparedness kits are not intended for everyday use. They’re only needed during times of emergencies. Much like insurance, an emergency preparedness kit is something you should have, but hope you’ll never need to use. The Ohio Insurance Institute and the Ohio Department of Insurance suggest the following items for your vehicle emergency kit (some items specified for winter months).
The Ohio Committee for Severe Weather Awareness suggests storing preparedness kit items in a large plastic tub and a lid that secures.
Winterize your vehicle before the winter season kicks in. Get a tune-up to save wear and tear on its battery. If you drive with all-season tires, ensure that they are properly inflated and have your tires rotated annually. Other vehicle care tips include: