Items To Carry In Your Vehicle

Source: Tech-Net

Whether you're making a quick trip to the grocery store or taking a vacation trip across the country, the No. 1 rule of driving always applies - Expect the Unexpected! It's a good idea to prepare yourself and always have certain information, tools and emergency supplies in your vehicle. With luck, you'll never need to use these items, but if you do, they can be both time-savers and lifesavers!

Items to Carry In Your Vehicle

  • Spare tire
  • Jack and lug wrench
  • Jumper cables
  • Cellular phone and charger
  • List of emergency phone numbers
  • Flares or reflectors
  • Flashlight and batteries
  • Help or distress sign
  • Maps
  • Small tool set
  • Rags or paper towels
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Jug of clean water
  • A first-aid kit
  • A supply of regularly taken medication
  • Shovel
  • Tow rope
  • Snow brush/ice scraper
  • Sand, cat litter or traction mats
  • Tire chains
  • Can opener
  • High-energy food such as canned fruit or nuts
  • Warm clothing
  • Blankets
  • An envelope in your glove compartment containing vehicle registration, insurance paperwork and vehicle repair receipts