We spend a lot of time in our cars. From travelling to and from work, visiting family and friends, going shopping or holidays, cars form an essential part of our lives. And that’s why Ford believes in making every effort possible to ensure that you travel safely. Which is why all our cars come fitted with a host of features that focus both on helping you avoid an accident and protecting you if a collision is imminent.
Giving you all-round protection, Ford cars come equipped with six airbags including, driver, passenger, and curtain & side airbags. The Endeavour, in fact, comes with seven airbags – an additional one at the driver’s knee.
In addition to this, our cars come with SYNC3 which features Emergency Assistance apart from hands-free calling and can be controlled using simple voice commands. It can call for help in the unlikely case of an accident, even if you can’t. The emergency call goes directly from your properly connected cell phone without the need for intermediary assistance.
However, you should always be prepared for minor injuries while travelling. And while all cars come with a basic first aid kit, there is merit in customising your kit to cater to the needs of your family.
So, here are a few tips on how to assemble a well-equipped first aid kit for your car.
A Few Basics First
A first aid kit should have items that can treat minor injuries. In should include bandages, gauze pads, antiseptic cream and adhesive tape.
Antiseptic liquid and cotton swabs are ideal for cleaning wounds, and tweezers can help pick out thorns and thistles. Also, include a pair of scissors to cut tape and bandage. Additionally, you should carry pain relievers and medicine for fever, headaches, cough, diarrhea etc. Try sticking to non-drowsy versions of the medicines wherever applicable.
And for those long drives, include some additional items such as motion-sickness medication and muscle relaxants. You may also consider carrying a blanket and an umbrella in case the weather takes a turn for the worse. This may seem like a lot, but you never know when you might need them.
The good news is that the boot space of your New Ford EcoSport ensures ample storage space for all this and more.
Essentials When Travelling With Kids
If you are travelling with a baby or toddler, ensure you have a kit that includes medicines specifically for them, such as anti-allergen syrup, cough syrup and anti-colic drops, among other things. Remember to take a measuring cup along to measure correct dosages. It is also advisable to keep a pack of tissues or wet wipes nearby to clean up after children. The armrest compartment in the New Ford EcoSport is perfect for this as it allows quick and easy access to it when you need.
You must also have hand sanitizer and a few bottles of water at easy reach, especially during long trips. Having emergency numbers handy is also important in case you need to make a quick call. A torch with some spare batteries is always a good idea.
Once you have all the things you need, use a box with several compartments to organise and store these items safely. This will make it easy for you to find what you need quickly. And don’t forget to check your first aid kit occasionally for expired medicine or to replenish your supplies. Doing so will ensure you are ready for any trip at any time!