Products for the Car

Emergency Car Kit

Most of us are so busy keeping up with our hectic lifestyles that we haven’t stopped to think what we might need in our car for emergency purposes.  Keeping even the most basic of an emergency car kit on hand can save so much time and aggravation; most importantly, it can be a key ingredient to keeping one safe.  There is a wide variety of pre-assembled kits available on the market today that will fit many budgets.  Here are just a few (click on the pictures to take you directly to the product website)….

Lifeline AAA Road Traveler Kit SAS Emergency Road Kit
      Lifeline AAA Road Traveler Kit       SAS Roadside Emergency Kit 
AAA Road Kit from Walmart WeatherHandler Auto Safety Kit
                  AAA Road Kit                WeatherHandler Kit 

For those of you who are DIY-ers and wish to assemble your own kit, here are some suggestions on what to include:

 Basic Car Kit

  • Roadside flares, triangle, glow sticks, help sign
  • First aid kit
  • Flashlight & batteries
  • Blanket
  • Tire pressure gauge
  • Rags/Paper towels
  • All in one tool w/pocketknife
  • Non-perishable snacks: granola bar/energy bars, dried nuts, dried fruit
  • Bottled water
  • Medical supplies (pertinent to your situation)
  • Pen & Paper

Expanded Car Kit

Add the following to the Basic Car Kit:

  • 12 foot jmper cables or battery charger
  • small tool kit
  • tire inflator
  • duct tape
  • spray bottle of washer fluid
  • oil
  • antifreeze

In The Winter Add

  • gloves, hat, boots
  • ice scraper
  • lock de-icer
  • cat litter

Remember that you should check expiration dates every few months and replenish as items needed.

And, of course, don’t forget that you will need something to contain all of these items!  A box with a lid will suffice if you are assembling a basic car kit, but for the expanded, you might want to use a larger, plastic container with a lock on lid.  For those of you who like to keep your car accessorized, look for a decorative container that fits the bill.  Here are some suggested products (click on the pictures to take you directly to the product website)

                      Jute Bin                                               Crush Storage Bin
          Folding Crate w/Lid                          Clear Plastic Storage Container