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What should go in your car's emergency kit?

By By Averi Haugesag, Contributing Writer
Published On: Jun 29 2012 10:05:53 AM CDT
Updated On: Nov 20 2013 10:15:36 AM CST
car driving in winter snow ice

Many wonder what things will come in handy in a roadside emergency. Here is a list of items that can be helpful in any given situation.

 

·        Jumper cables

·        A flashlight

·        A first aid kit (adhesive bandages, sterile gauze pads, antibacterial ointment, burn ointment, antiseptic towelettes, aspirin and antacid tablets)

·        Gloves

·        A blanket

·        Batteries

·        A screwdriver

·        Emergency flares or candles

·        Emergency warning triangle

·        Air compressor

·        A shovel

·        Booster cables

·        Bungee cord

·        Duct tape

·        Tow strap

·        Reflective safety vest

·        A multi-purpose knife

·        Ice scraper

·        A poncho

·        A wrench

·        Hand warmers

·        Food bar (granola bar)

·        A small bottle of water

·        A cell phone

·        Fire extinguisher

·        A tire gauge

·        A disposable flash camera

·        Pen and a pad of paper

·        $20 in cash and change

·        A rag or towel

·        An emergency flag

·        A hammer

·        Car’s documents

·        A Whistle

·        A spare tire

·        Matches

·        Tire chains

·        Car fluids (motor oil, brake fluid, anti-freeze

·        A funnel

·        Extra clothes/shoes

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