What to Keep in a Car Emergency Kit

Have you ever left the store and your car wouldn’t start? Have you ever been stuck in traffic and felt your blood sugar dropping? There are many reasons to have a car emergency kit, from common repairs to special circumstances. Here are a few of the items you should always have on hand in your car emergency kit:

The Essentials

Emergency Kit

You never know when an emergency will strike, and you need to be at least minimally prepared. No matter who you are or where you are driving, you should keep these items in your car at all times:

  • Blanket
  • Bottles or a jug of water
  • Car manual
  • Emergency / Roadside assistance information and insurance
  • First aid kit
  • Flashlight
  • Jumper cables
  • Tire changing supplies (spare tire, tire iron, tire jack)

Personalized Items

Do you have a small child or pet that rides in your car often? Are you traveling to an area with lots of snow or heat? Think about the items you always wish you had with you, or could possibly need if stranded somewhere. Pack some food and water for you and your passengers, such as energy bars or fruit snacks. If bad weather is on the way, keep your ice scraper, umbrella, or rain jacket handy. You might even consider a weather radio if you live in an area with poor cell service. Paper maps are important if you’ll be traveling somewhere you are not familiar with.

Stay safe and be prepared with you car emergency kit. If you need auto repairs in High Point, NC, call Newton’s Car Care today!


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