On days like where it’s -17 degrees with a wind chill of -43 degrees, you want to make sure your vehicle is ready just in case something happens. Whether your car is 20 years old or 2 months old, you never know what could happen when you are driving in dangerous weather. We found a list of 30 essential items to always keep in your car in case of emergency.

Essential Items To Keep in Your Car | McHenry, IL
  1. Spare tire with a tire jack and tire iron
  2. Tire inflator and sealer – Will plug a leak and give you enough time to bring it in to the dealership to be repaired
  3. Jumper cables – You never know when your battery could fail
  4. You car’s manual – Should already be in your glove box
  5. Tire pressure gauge – Checking your tire pressure regularly can improve handling, increase fuel economy, and a longer life out of your tires.
  6. Duct tape and WD-40 – You might need to keep parts together temporarily if you get into an accident
  7. Car repair information – A business card for your Gary Lang Service Advisor, Car Insurance Claim Forms, AAA or other towing services
  8. Emergency go to bag
  9. First aid kit
  10. Flashlight
  11. Multi-tool
  12. Matches or another use to start a fire
  13. Energy bars
  14. Water bottles
  15. Weather radio
  16. Seat belt cutter and window breaker – Keep this in your glove box
  17. Flares or reflective triangle
  18. Maps
  19. Ice scraper
  20. Mylar space blanket
  21. Cardboard or carpet remnant that you can place under tires for traction in the snow
  22. Paper towels or a hand towel
  23. Tissues or a roll of toilet paper
  24. Pen and paper
  25. Umbrella
  26. Cash or change
  27. Grocery bags
  28. Blanket
  29. Change of clothes
  30. USB mobile device charger

I have 10 items on this list.  Looks like I’m going to do some shopping this week to prepare myself just in case something happens.  Visit Gary Lang Kia’s Accessory Department for some of these items and convenient organizers for your trunk to keep these items in.

Categories: Driving Tips