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What To Put In Your Emergency Car Kit

Having an emergency car kit can be a lifesaver. Often we don’t expect anything to happen while in our car on the road. It is nice to be prepared for anything, and an emergency car kit will help.

A Basic Emergency Car Kit

A few basic essentials you should have in your vehicle are:

  • A spare tire and the tools to change a tire
  • Jumper cables in case your car needs a jump start
  • A road map in case your phone dies or GPS isn’t working
  • A car charger for your phone
  • A tool kit
  • Reflective triangles in case you need to pull over while it’s night time
  • First-aid supplies
  • A case of drinking water
  • Food such as non-perishables
  • Extra set of clothes
  • Blankets
  • Bags for trash

Now, these are just a few essentials you should have. You can, however, have more depending on your needs.

Some weather items you can add are:

  • Ice Scraper
  • Rain Ponchos
  • Hand and foot warmers
  • Jackets
  • Cold weather clothing
  • Sunscreen

You should also add some sanitation items such as:

  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Toilet paper
  • Feminine products
  • Disinfecting wipes
  • Other toiletries

If you have a baby with you, it’s wise to have a few things as well:

  • Formula
  • Bottles
  • Diapers
  • Wipes

The best part about an emergency car kit is that you can customize it however you want. Make a checklist of items you think you might need. Switch things out when necessary, depending on the season. It’s nice to have supplies in case anything happen

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