AAA reminds drivers to be prepared for summer weather

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Thursday, July 2, 2015

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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