Towing Emergency Kits

Top 10 items to help you stay safe while you wait for a tow truck in Savannah

We all depend on the mobility of our cars and trucks to help our lives to function day to day. We go to the office, take the kids to soccer practice or meet the guys once a week for pinball and a beer. However sometimes our cars don’t always behave themselves and sometimes break down at the worst possible moment.  Or worse, sometimes accidents happen. So it is critical to plan ahead to make sure you are prepared for when the unexpected does happen.

For this reason Tim’s Towing and Recovery has put together a top 11 list of items that you need to stock in your vehicle to help you prepare for a roadside emergency. This way you stay safe while you wait for your tow truck to arrive. Because when an emergency does happen the right tools could make the difference between a minor inconvenience and a horrible tragedy.

Here is what you need.

  1. A fully charge cell phone.
  2. An in car cell phone charger for backup just in case your cell phone is not charged
  3. Warm cloths, blankets, jackets and boots in the winter. We may live in Savannah, however, the weather can get cold in the winter so you need to be ready to stay warm in case you end up marooned in the winter. Mylar blankets make a nice lightweight alternative to wool and will help to reflect your body heat to keep you nice and warm.
  4. Water in the winter. Water in the summer. Water for a backup in case you spring an engine coolant leak. You can’t go wrong when you carry an extra gallon of water in the back of your car.
  5. Flares or traffic triangles. If your car gets stuck you want to alert oncoming traffic to avoid your vehicle so that they have ample time to react and stay out of your way while you wait for a tow truck to arrive.
  6. Safety survival kit including first aid kit.
  7. Flashlight.
  8. Emergency candles.
  9. Ice scraper and salt or sand in case of ice or show.
  10. Food provisions. Pack high-protein snacks in case you’re stuck for an extended stay while you wait for the tow truck to arrive. High-protein snacks may include trail mix or other dry food and will sealed container.

Most importantly just remember to use common sense and stay safe.