Cars come these days with huge 100,000 mile warranties. No worries. Something goes wrong and we take our car to the “doctor”, the shop, come back a few hours later and it is all fixed up. It could not be easier, except for the fact that most of the time when we hear a ding or a noise we have no idea where it is coming from. It could be something as minor as catching a stone on the road in a tire, to having a major malfunction with the engine. It is easy enough to diagnose, if we can get the car to the shop or dealer. There are those times when we just cannot do that. The car breaks down in the middle of the road, or literally needs to be towed from our own driveways.
There are also many small incidences, not necessarily emergencies that any good “do-it-yourself” handyman or woman can fix in a jiffy. Having the right equipment is the first step. Just as all sporting coaches and events where there are going to be lots of people around have well stocked first aid kits, just in case, everyone should have a first aid kit for their car. It can be filled with inexpensive quick fix items, and be tucked away under a seat or in the trunk. You may never even think of it, until of course you need it, at which time you will be thanking your lucky stars you remembered to keep it well stocked.
Keep gallons of necessary car fluids in your trunk, washer fluid, a gallon of water, oil, as well as steering fluid. Your first aid kit should have anything you think you need to correct small problems and get you to the shop to get it fixed. You may never need this first aid kit, but if you do, you will be prepared.