10 Things to Keep in Your Car For Emergencies

Every vehicle should have a trunk-mounted emergency supply kit. Kits should be checked every six months, and expired items replaced on a regular basis. Vehicle emergency supply kits should include the following items:

A spare tire that is properly inflated, a wheel wrench, and a tripod jack
Jumper wires
A multipurpose utility tool and/or a tool kit
Extra batteries and a flashlight
Reflective triangles and brightly colored cloth to increase visibility of your vehicle
Gauze, tape, bandages, antibiotic ointment, aspirin, a blanket, nonlatex gloves, scissors, hydrocortisone, thermometer, tweezers, and an instant cold compress are included in the first aid kit.
High-energy, nonperishable foods such as unsalted nuts, dried fruits, and hard candy
Water consumption
Wear a reflective vest if you need to walk to get help.
Cell phone charger in the car
Duct tape for fire extinguishers

A snow brush, shovel, windshield washer fluid, warm clothing, cat litter for traction, and blankets are also useful in cold weather.

It’s also a good idea to keep family and emergency phone numbers in your phone, including your auto insurance provider and a towing company.