AAA reminds drivers to be prepared for summer weather

WILMINGTON, Del. (WPVI) -- Summer can bring soaring temperatures, oppressive humidity, or sudden thunderstorms. So if you're hitting the road this weekend, or any time this summer, experts say it's good to be prepared.

Triple-A says a summer vehicle emergency kit is just important as a winter one, especially if you have car troubles on a hot or sunny day.

"Most people forget about having a roadside kit in their vehicle in the summer months," Jana Tidwell of AAA said. "But most of the same things that you have for winter months should be in your car in the summer."

Here's the full list of AAA Recommended summer emergency roadside kit items:

Jumper cables or portable battery charger
Flares or reflective hazard triangles
Tire sealant or tire compressor, tire pressure gauge

Emergency blanket (can be used for shade)
Flashlight with extra batteries
Tool kit
Duck tape
Work gloves
Rag or roll of paper towels
First aid kit
Umbrellas/rain ponchos
Windshield sun shade
Phone charger and/or external battery
Water (one gallon, plus one bottle per person)
Non-perishable food items or snacks (energy/protein bars, unsalted nuts, dried fruit)
Sunscreen, wide-brim hat
Emergency roadside assistance provider contact information
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