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What To Include In Your Car Emergency Kit

Black vehicle parked on side of road with small emergency cone placed behind, white truck driving by on other side of road

Whether you’re going on a road trip or simply commuting to work, it is always a good idea to have an emergency kit on hand. While maintenance can certainly prevent unwanted breakdowns, vehicle accidents can still happen. To make sure you and the rest of your family are safe on the road, we advise you to always have supplies on hand.


No matter when incidents occur, preparation is key to conquering the fear or stress that may ensue. Here are some of the must-haves that you should have in your vehicle:

First Aid Kit

Your car first aid kit should have an assortment of band-aids, eyewash, antiseptic spray, burn spray, antibiotic ointment, tweezers, gauze, pain relief tablets, wire scissors, gloves, ice pack, blood stopper compress, etc. Whether a vehicle is involved or not, you can help those with various injuries.

Fire Extinguisher

Let’s not forget how flammable our cars can be, especially the gas-powered ones. In the event of a really bad accident, your car or another can catch on fire. You can quickly stop it with an extinguisher. 

Jumper Cables

Jumper cables give you the extra layer of protection in case your battery is drained. Just like any other component, car batteries are subject to normal wear and tear and die with old age. If possible, include a pair of gloves too.

Reflective Triangles

Reflective triangles can help you when your vehicle breaks down – they signal to other drivers that there is a downed vehicle ahead. This makes you visible to other drivers, so you can safely get out of your car if necessary. 

Portable Car Charger

Being stranded is enough to ruin any fun, but things can quickly go downhill with a dead or uncharged phone. In most cases, you’re going to need to contact roadside assistance and/or authorities. Make sure you have a portable charger just in case your phone is dead.

Multipurpose Utility Tool

Multi-tools are your all-in-one screwdriver, scissor, tweezer, knife, magnifying glass, and more. All multipurpose tools are made to keep you safe and to get you out of sticky situations. They are a necessity to keep in your vehicle.


We hope this list helps you get out of any unfavorable situations in the future. To ensure your car is always running at its best, make sure you get your auto maintenance services done on time. Let the certified team at Quality Tune-Up Auto Care fix your car up so that you can be safer on the road!

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