What are some must-have products for a car emergency kit?
I want to pack my own emergency kit for my car, as it's often cheaper or at least more reliable than pre-packaged kits. What are some items I should definitely have in my car emergency kit?
“Car emergency kits are a great way to weather the storm (pun intended) if you get stranded somewhere or your car breaks down.
On top of a AAA membership or a car insurance policy with towing and labor coverage, it’s one of the smartest moves you can make. You can also look into Jerry. Jerry offers industry-leading roadside assistance through Urgently, which pays for an Uber if you need a tow and only costs $50 a year.
If you’re putting together your own kit, make sure to include the following:
- A quart or more of motor oil
- Jumper cables
- Tool kit with basic tools and maybe a pocket knife
- Tire patching kit
- First-aid kit
- Gallon of antifreeze or coolant
- Non-perishable food items and water
- Ice scraper
- Flares or reflectors
Adding these to your trunk should give you a decent start, but you can always add more as you see fit.”
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