Essential items for your car safety and emergency kit
Car breakdowns are stressful enough. Give yourself peace of mind by learning what essentials to keep in your car safety kit in case of an unexpected breakdown or emergency.
A car safety kit, or car emergency kit, is a collection of essentials you may need after a car breakdown or other emergency. Keeping these important items in your vehicle could help you deal with a variety of post-breakdown situations until your roadside assistance arrives. It’s similar to a home emergency kit, which is used in emergency situations like blackouts and evacuations.
You don’t need to invest in expensive materials to organise your car with an emergency car kit. Most of the small items can be picked up from your local supermarket or were included when you purchased your car. Before you leave on a road trip, ensure you have adequate emergency roadside assistance coverage in place.