Amica Encourages Drivers to Have an Emergency Kit Ready

Driving to work and other activities can take a toll on your vehicle, so it's important to be prepared.

Lincoln, RI (PRWEB) February 28, 2014

Commuting to work, driving the kids to afterschool activities and taking the family on vacation can put a lot of stress on a vehicle. That’s why Amica Insurance recommends having an emergency kit ready in the event your car breaks down.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the kit should contain:

  •     Jumper cables
  •     A flashlight and batteries
  •     Warning devices like flares or markers
  •     A small shovel and abrasive material – like kitty litter – if your vehicle is stuck in the snow

It’s also a good idea to have a charged cell phone and survival kit available, in case you need to call for assistance or are stranded in inclement weather.

About Amica Insurance
Amica Mutual Insurance Co., the nation’s oldest mutual insurer of automobiles, was founded in 1907. The company, based in Lincoln, R.I., is a national writer of automobile, homeowners, marine and personal umbrella liability insurance. Life coverage is available through Amica Life Insurance Company, a wholly owned subsidiary. Amica employs more than 3,200 people in 40 offices across the country.

Contact: Vince Burks, Corporate Communications, 50 Amica Way, Lincoln, RI 02865-1155, 800-652-6422, ext. 24563

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