The best car first aid kits you need in your boot

Treat minor injuries and have peace of mind with our guide to the best first aid kits

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by Ryan Gilmore |

How painful can a papercut be? Or a skinned knee? All these occurrences, while not A&E worthy are an utter pain if you don't get something to treat them. That's why a car-based first aid kit is so useful for when these little accidents occur. A car first aid kit could also be invaluable should you ever be involved in an accident and need to perform some basic first aid.

Hopefully, you won't be reaching for one of these kits anytime soon, but in the event you need some medical help, we've rounded up our picks for the best car first aid kits currently on the market.

How to pick a car first aid kit?

How big is your car?

If you drive a smaller city car, one of the bigger kits could seriously eat into your storage space so it'll probably be worth buying a smaller first aid kit.

How many people do you carry around with you?

If you have a larger car and often ferry a lot of people around it may be a good idea to invest in a larger first aid kit. More people could potentially mean more injuries to treat and the last thing you'll want is to run out of plasters as another passenger gets a paper cut.

What do you need in your first aid kit?

First aid kits come with a variety of medical bits so it's always good to check what exactly is included. The basics that will be handy for almost any minor injury are plasters, antiseptic wipes and bandages but additional equipment can be useful. Medical scissors, foil blankets and gloves are all great additions but not always necessary. Still, it's better to be safe than sorry.

What else do you need?

There are other provisions that you'll need to be prepared for an emergency. A fire extinguisher is always a helpful piece of kit to carry around with you because a car fire is never fun. There are a variety of emergency kits available for cars too, read our guide to them via the link above.

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