Assembling a Car Emergency Kit

The time to prepare for an emergency is before it occurs. Whether it's a break down or an accident, you should have some basic items in your car to increase safety and reduce stress.

  • Insurance ID card and vehicle registration
  • List of emergency contacts
  • Have a medical card with you if you have allergies to any medication or have a condition that requires special attention
  • Pens or pencils
  • Paper or a note pad
  • Flashlight and extra batteries
  • Flares or reflective triangles
  • First-aid kit
  • A distress sign
  • Bottled water
  • Granola or energy bars
  • Blanket
  • Jumper cables
  • Rag or paper towels
  • Trash bag
  • Disposable camera
  • Books and games, if you often travel with children