Roadside emergency kit checklist

March 14, 2022 | SECURA Insurance

You packed your luggage, a cooler, a few beach towels — you’re ready for anything on your road trip. But is your car ready for anything?

If your car is stranded on a road with low traffic or in an area without cell reception, it could be a while before you can reach help. Be prepared for a flat tire, a dead battery, and any number of vehicle-related issues by creating a roadside emergency kit.

Purchase a pre-assembled emergency kit to store in your vehicle’s trunk, or pack the following items in a bag:

• Blanket
• Bungee cord
• Can of tire inflator and sealant
• Duct tape
• Extra fuses
• First aid kit
• Flashlight and batteries
• Gloves
• Jumper cables
• Paper towels or rags
• Pen and paper
• Phone number of your roadside assistance contact
• Pocket knife
• Roadside flares
• Screwdriver
• Tire pressure gauge