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5 Items to Keep in Your Car in Case of Emergency



Items to Keep in Your Car in Case of Emergency

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You never know when your car is going to break down on the side of the road. You want to make sure that you have items inside your car that can help you for when this happens. Read on for 5 items to keep in your car in case of an emergency.

Jumper Cables

Everyone should carry jumper cables in their car. It is almost inevitable that you will need them to restart your car at some point. If not, you can use them for when cars around you need a jump-start. If you are often in areas where other cars are not around, you may want to consider getting a battery jump-starter where you won’t need another car.


Another thing you will always want to store in your car is a flashlight. A flashlight can help you to navigate your surroundings if you have to walk away from your car or help you look under the hood or the car for any problems. Although most phones these days have flashlights, they are not as powerful as a high quality flashlight and this will eventually kill your phone battery. You may also want to look at lanterns or headlamps to put in your car to be able to check under the hood or do fixes on the car while being hands free.

Gas Container

Gas containers can be bought for a few dollars and can be easily stored in the trunk of any vehicle. In case you run out of gas on the road you can grab it and take it to a gas station to fill up if there is one nearby. Having one of these with you can greatly reduce the time and stress of running out of gas on the road.

Warm Clothes

If you do run out of gas or your car breaks down on the road in cooler weather, you will be glad you keep warm clothes in your car. If you have an old jacket or spare gloves laying around, consider throwing them in your trunk instead of getting rid of them. You could also keep extra blankets in your car to stay warm in case you are having to wait for help on the side of the road with a dead car.


Along with having warm clothes for when you are stuck on the side of the road, you will also want food and water if you are there for a while. Keeping a few bottles of water and some non-perishable snacks in your car can prevent a bad situation from becoming even worse.

Although it can initially feel like a hassle to prepare your car for an emergency situation, you will be very glad you did when the time comes around where you actually need your supplies. Stocking your car up with these supplies will allow you to be ready to get through your next car problem safely and easily.

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