Car emergency kit – what to include?

Car emergency kit – what to include?
July 25, 2016 Hugh Coffey

Car emergency kit – what to include?

Things can often happen when we least expect them to, and so it may be worthwhile to keep an emergency kit in your car, which may provide some help in the event of an unforeseen event. Some useful items which you could keep in your car are as follows:

In the event of a breakdown:

  • Reflective triangle
  • Torch
  • Duct tape
  • Spare tyre
  • Jump leads
  • Tyre pressure gauge
  • Tyre pump
  • Your car manual
  • Pen knife
  • Breakdown assistance number
  • Car insurance policy details/number
  • Waterproof clothing
  • Tow rope

In the event of adverse weather conditions:

  • Ice scraper
  • De-icer spray
  • Umbrella
  • Bottle of water

In the event of getting lost:

  • Map
  • Satnav
  • Emergency money/spare change
  • Car charger

General Items:

  • Blanket
  • Travel cushion
  • Biro and paper
  • Energy bars
  • Hand wipes
  • Recycled shopping bags
  • Small bin bag
  • First aid kit
  • tissues
  • towel

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