Keeping a roadside emergency kit in your car is a great idea. It's a little extra insurance to help you survive until proper assistance arrives. Here are our Boalsburg Car Company team's top picks for what to include.

In Case You Have to Walk

It's wonderful if help comes to you, but you may be so far out and removed, you may need to walk a short ways to find help. For these cases, be sure your roadside emergency kit contains:

  • Warm clothing
  • Poncho
  • Reflective vest
  • Flashlight
  • Compass
  • Warm blanket

In Case You Have to Wait

If roadside assistance is on the way, you may need a few amenities to help tide you over:

  • Nonperishable foods with lots of basic energy: candy, protein bars, unsalted nuts
  • Water
  • Car charger for your cell phone

In Case You Have Mechanical Problems

If your emergency is a dead battery or a flat tire, your overall roadside emergency kit should include:

  • Spare tire
  • Tripod jack, wheel wrench
  • Jumper cables
  • Reflective triangles for your car
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Duct tape
  • Cold weather items, such as snow brush, shovel, windshield washer fluid and cat litter for traction

 

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