What Should You Have in Your Car or Truck’s Emergency Kit?

Keeping a stash of useful items and helpful tools can help you in desperate times. While you may think you’re the safest driver in the world, some incidents are unavoidable and out of your hands. Out of the millions of accidents that happen every year in the US, it is likely that you are going to be in one or more in your lifetime. We’re not trying to scare you, but it is the reality. What you can do on your end is simple – preparation. 


To ease the stress and worries of breakdowns from an accident, flat tire, overheating engine, etc, we recommend bringing along these items on your daily drives (and ESPECIALLY long road trips). Here are all the items you should include in your road safety kit:

  • First Aid Kit
  • Flashlight
  • Batteries
  • Compass
  • Jumper Cables
  • Portable Battery Pack
  • Phone Chargers
  • Tire Pressure Gauge
  • Portable Air Compressor
  • Bungee Cords or Rope
  • Multi-tool
  • Spare Tire, Lugged Wrench, Jack
  • Gloves
  • Extra Supply of Car Fluids
  • Duct Tape
  • Shovel
  • Reflective Triangle
  • Road Flares
  • Blankets
  • Food
  • Water
  • Emergency Contact Numbers

Most accidents and breakdowns are unforeseen, but we guarantee that these items can help you out of a tricky situation. More importantly, it can keep you and your loved ones out of danger. 


The open road can be scary, but it can be adventurous and fun when you come prepared. The best way to prevent unwanted breakdowns is by having your vehicle properly cared for. If you are in need of auto maintenance, look no further than the experts at The Car & Truck Guys. We welcome you to call or visit our auto service shop today!

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