Car Essentials

For many of us, our vehicles are like a second home. Whether you are driving in a rural area, a metropolitan city, or are on a work site, there are several items you should never be without while on the road. Before your next drive, review this list of suggested essential items to always have in your vehicle to ensure the safest trip:

Car Repair and Maintenance
  • Insurance and registration 
  • License and emergency contact information 
  • Vehicle manual and car repair information 
  • Tire gauge, tire jack, and lug wrench 
  • Flat tire sealant (AKA Fix-A-Flat) 
  • Jumper cables 
  • Duct tape and WD-40 
  • Empty fuel canister
Safety and Supplies
  • First aid kit 
  • Cash and spare change 
  • Flashlight 
  • Emergency drinking water and food 
  • Paper towels 
  • Multi-tool 
  • Ice scraper
  • Windshield wiper fluid 
  • Pen and paper 
  • Masks 
  • Umbrella, poncho, or jacket
  • Multi-device charger
  • Safety vest
Emergency Items
  • Car hammer
  • Seatbelt cutter
  • Reflective triangles and/or flares 
  • Fire extinguisher



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