There are some things you can carry with you in your vehicle to help keep your family comfortable and safe in case your vehicle breaks down or you are put into an emergency situation. Below is a list of items we believe would be useful in many circumstances:

  • Water
  • Cell phone with charger
  • Extra warm clothing and gloves
  • Preserved food and drinking water
  • Umbrella
  • Flashlight with extra batteries
  • Toolkit including screwdriver, pliers,
    duct tape and an adjustable wrench
  • Windshield-washer fluid and wiping cloth
  • Tire pressure gauge
  • Jumper cables
  • Tire changing tools (jack, lug wrench, etc.)
  • Flares, warning triangles or reflectors
  • First-aid kit
  • Extra medication
  • Ice scraper, snow brush and snow shovel (climate depending)
  • Cat litter or sand (for traction in snow)
  • Tire chains (depending on vehicle)
  • Chemical heat source