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Which 10 Things Should Be in Every Wichita Car

It doesn’t matter if you’re going on a road trip across the country or driving to Grandma’s house for the weekend, you should always prepare for the worst. You may think your iPod and portable DVD player to keep the kids quiet is the biggest necessity, but in the event of a crisis you want to be prepared. These are 10 items that should always be kept in your vehicle.

  1. Proof of Insurance – Since Kansas and most other states require insurance on vehicles, it’s important you have proof and up-to-date tags on your vehicle. If you get pulled over without your proof of insurance, you could not only get a ticket, you could also temporarily lose your license.
  2. Doctor’s Contact Information – In the event on an accident, it’s important that emergency responders can get your medical records quickly so that they can treat you in a timely and appropriate manner.
  3. Accident Checklist – If it’s your first time being involved in a collision, you may not know what to do. If you don’t have a physical copy of an accident checklist, you can always refer to our free car accident app for iPhone or Droid.
  4. Flashlight – Being stranded on the side of the highway at night can be frustrating without proper lighting. A flashlight is also useful in the daytime to look under seats or for a car leak. A pair of extra batteries is also useful.
  5. Car Charger for Cell Phone – If your phone dies in the middle of nowhere, you may not have a way to call for a tow truck or help. Make a habit of charging your phone when it’s low so it doesn’t die.
  6. Weather protection – Waiting for a tow truck on a cold, winter night can be miserable without the correct protection. Pack blankets, gloves and extra coats. During the summer, a sunshade can help your car stay cool.
  7. First Aid Kit – Band-aids, antibacterial cream and pain relievers for minor injuries can all help the ride go smoother.
  8. Road Flares – If you are stranded, especially at night, it can be difficult for other drivers to see you. Road flares help you stay visible to other drivers and prevent an even bigger crisis.
  9. Jumper Cables – Most drivers have forgotten to turn off the lights at one time or another. With a dead battery, you aren’t going anywhere, so make sure you have a set of jumper cables to get you back on the road.
  10. Quarters – Make sure a roll of quarters is kept in the vehicle in case you end up on a toll road. If you think you can just blow through without paying, you’ll likely end up paying in fines.

Since most of these items are small and relatively inexpensive, each car on Kansas highways should be prepared from minor to major disasters.

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If you have had a Kansas car wreck injury that was not your fault and need medical treatment, you need an experienced professional who can help you get back on the road to recovery. Call us today at 316-269-1414 or visit our contact page here. Our Kansas personal injury attorneys will provide you a free initial consultation and if we take your case you don’t pay a dime unless we recover money for you. Even then we only take a percentage of the total amount of your recovery.

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