What You Should Have in Your Car’s Emergency Kit

Think about when your child gets behind the wheel to drive on their first road trip. You would want them to be as safe as possible, with everything they need in the event of an emergency, right?

This is the way we should all think about driving all the time. Having an emergency kit in your car is so important because you never know when or where you’ll be stuck with a flat tire, no gas, or dead battery.

Car Emergency Kit Checklist

  • Jump Starter.
    Jumper cables are good to have, but only when there’s another car around. The Duracell Lithium Ion Jump Starter is a battery-powered starter that is small enough to fit in your trunk and powerful enough to jump an 8-cylinder car.
  • Compass.
    Yes, your iPhone has a compass on it, but you can’t redirect yourself with a dead cell phone.
  • Flashlight.
    And extra batteries.
  • Flare.
    So other cars and emergency vehicles can see your car in the dark.
  • Motor oil.
    At least a quart.
  • Coolant.
    At least a gallon.
  • First aid kit.
  • Blanket and warm clothes.
  • Toolkit
  • Tire pressure gauge.
  • Paper towels.
  • Spray bottle with window washer fluid.
  • Ice scraper and snow brush.
  • Pen and paper.
  • Water.
  • Granola bars.
  • Portable charger.
    The Duracell PowerSource or Duracell Car Chargers can charge your cell phone so you can contact family and emergency services.
  • Rain poncho.
  • Reflective vest.
    Put on if you need to get out of your car or walk to find assistance.
  • Fire extinguisher.
  • Cat litter.
    It may sound strange, but cat litter can help you get traction if you’re stuck on ice or snow.
  • Spare tire.
    Make sure it is properly inflated and that you also have a car jack and wheel wrench.