How to pack a roadside emergency kit

Ready to hit the road? Be sure to pack a roadside survival kit. Here's a list of important items to bring:

  • Copy of car warranty
  • Contact number for emergency car service
  • Map
  • Cell phone
  • Flashlight
  • Extra batteries for flashlight
  • First-aid kit
  • Spare tire, inflated to recommended tire pressure
  • Jumper cables
  • Road flares or triangles
  • Container for gasoline
  • Gloves
  • Basic tool kit
  • Blanket
  • Rain poncho
  • Windshield shade
  • Extra wiper fluid
  • Extra water for radiator
  • Bottled water to drink
  • Snacks that won't melt, such as protein bars, pretzels, raisins and sunflower seeds.



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