Roadside Emergency Kit

What's In Your Car?

Create Your Own Roadside Emergency Kit


  • Spare tire, properly inflated - check every 6 months!

  • Car jack and lug wrench - fits your car and you know how to work it!

  • Preprogram your cell phone with 800 number for auto club roadside service

  • Call CHP or local law enforcement for assistance to get you off the highway to safety  

Kit Basics

  • ​12-foot jumper cables

  • Flashlight and extra batteries

  • Rags

  • A HELP sign at least 8 inches

  • Bottled water (change yearly)

  • Extra vehicle fuses

  • Heavy duty nylon bag to keep the small items together

  • Plastic tarp

  • ​First aid kit

  • Tire pressure gauge

  • Roll of duct tape

  • Energy bars (change yearly)

  • Blanket

  • Small tool kit

  • Nylon rope, at least 12 feet

Nice-To-Have Extras

  • ​Tire inflator (such as a Fix-A-Flat)

  • Anti-Freeze

  • Pocketknife

  • Paper Towels

  • Bungee cord - 12"

  • Cable ties

  • Small fire extinguisher (ABC rated)

  • ​A quart of motor oil Spray bottle with washer fluid

  • Ice scraper

  • Pen and paper

  • Rain poncho

  • Work gloves


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