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Best Car Emergency Kits

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Fall may have just begun, but winter is upon us. While your car is probably equipped with a set of jumper cables, you should probably invest on a more robust roadside emergency kit. Every car should have one, no matter what the season is, but it is particularly important to have one during the colder months. Whether you’re going on a road trip, or just driving around town, it’s a good idea to have an emergency supply on hand. Here are the best Emergency Car Kits to keep in your car. 

Lifeline First Aid AAA Winter Safety Kit 

Lifeline First Aid AAA Winter Safety Kit
Lowes

Packed in a handy compact storage bag, this safety kit is specifically geared towards cold weather survival. Equipped with a fleece hat, gloves and scarf, an emergency blanket, a fire starter, folding shovel, all necessities if stranded in the cold weather and/or snow. You’ll also find a LED flashlight, and candles. 

Deluxe Road Warrior Emergency Kit

Deluxe Road Warrior Emergency Kit
Amazon

If you want to leave nothing to chance, try the Deluxe Road Warrior Emergency Kit. Included is a mayday reflecting triangle, so you are easily seen on the road no matter what the conditions, a folding snow shovel, jumper cables, a revolving sign light that can be seen one mile away, a flat tire fixer, tow rope, a wrench, first aid kit, and more. The best kit for those who like to be prepared for anything. 

HAIPHAIK Emergency Roadside Toolkit

HAIPHAIK Emergency Roadside Toolkit
Amazon

This one hundred and twenty-four piece roadside kit is compact, yet efficient. With jumper cables, tire repair tools, traction ropes, a tool kit, a whistle, fuses, work gloves, a shovel and more. With this kit, you can rest assured you will be ready for whatever comes your way.

CYECTTR Car Roadside Emergency Kit

CYECTTR Car Roadside Emergency Kit
Amazon

This roadside emergency kit is a more economical kit, and has everything you need in case of a roadside emergency. With a reflective triangle, safety vest, tow rope, gloves, flashlight, rain poncho, a multi-function tool card, and more, you will be well-prepared for most troubles that may befall you when you have to pull to the side of the road.

Secureguard Roadside Emergency Kit Supplies

Secureguard Roadside Emergency Kit Supplies
Amazon

This emergency kit has everything you need in a compact case. Stay dry with a poncho, warm with a blanket, and don’t lose your way if you have no cell service with a handy compass. The kit includes the basics: jumper cables, first aid kit, safety hammer, tow rope, an emergency whistle, and a multitool. 

J. J. Keller L/XL Auto Vehicle Safety Kit

J. J. Keller L/XL Auto Vehicle Safety Kit
Amazon

It may not just be that your car has broken down, you may get in an accident. Whether you don’t have cell service to call the police or the police and roadside assistance services are far away, it can’t hurt to be prepared. This vehicle safety kit has everything you need in case of an accident. Besides the usual items found in an emergency kit like a vest, gloves, jumper cables, and a first aid kit, it also includes an accident report kit. The report kit has an accident report envelope, a, driver’s report at accident scene form, witness cards, an accident notification card, and exoneration cards. 

Make Your Own Emergency Kit. 

If you’d rather an emergency kit catered to your own needs and abilities, then perhaps you should build your own. Here are common items for a car emergency kit. 

Blanket 
Flares
Flashlight
First Aid Kit
Jumper Cables
Folding Shovel 
Fuses 
Candle
Lighter
Gloves
Batteries
Duct Tape
Tire Pressure Gauge
Flat Tire Repair Kit
Multitool 
Phone Charger
Portable Charger
Whistle
Car Hammer

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