Emergency preparedness should be a top priority no matter where you go.
We spend a lot of time in our cars, so it only makes sense to have a car emergency preparedness kit at all times.
Use this list and make sure you have everything in your vehicle that you could need for automotive repairs, survival gear, car-specific items, and odds and ends for comfort and convenience.
Read on and never be caught without the necessities!
Keep these items around in case you need to make a quick fix to your vehicle.
- Spare tire
- Tire jack
- Tire iron
- How to change a tire
- Tire inflater
- Tire sealer
- Jumper cables
- Emergency battery booster
- Your car’s manual
- Tire pressure gauge
- Duct tape
- Car insurance claim forms
This basic survival gear should be in your car at all times.
- Bug out bag or emergency kit of your choosing
- First aid kit
- Matches or other fire starter
- Energy bars or MREs
- Water bottles
- Weather radio
These are vehicle-specific items that you need to keep around.
- Seat belt cutter
- Window breaker
- Reflective triangle
- Ice scraper
Comfort and Convenience:
These odds and ends will come in handy in a pinch.
- Mylar space blanket
- Cardboard or carpet remnant you can place under tires for traction in the snow
- Paper towels or a hand towel
- Tissues or a roll of toilet paper
- Pencil and paper
- Spare change/emergency money
- Recycled shopping bags
- Change of clothes
- USB mobile device charger
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