How To Create An Emergency Car Kit



New England is known for its temperamental weather, and it’s important to expect the unexpected — especially when on the road. Nobody plans for a flat tire or an overheated engine, but sometimes it happens. While there are plenty of roadside assistance services to help you in during a car emergency, having an emergency car kit is something everyone should have.


We’ve put together the following items you should consider adding to your emergency car kit.


General Car Emergency Supplies:

  • Spare tire, wheel wrench, and jack

  • Jumper cables and warning devices such as flares

  • Basic tool kit

  • Road map (in case you run out of cell phone battery or are in an area without cell phone reception)

  • A flashlight with extra batteries

  • Windshield cleaner

  • Portable phone charger

  • Duct tape

  • Reflective vest

  • Rain poncho/jacket


Medical and Health Care Supplies:

  • First-Aid Kit

  • Drinking water

  • Non-perishable food


Winter Essentials:

  • A shovel, ice scraper and/or a broom

  • A bag of sand to help with traction

  • Blankets

  • Tire chains

  • Hand warmers

  • Winter boots (for longer trips)

  • Sleeping bags (for longer trips)


When you’re traveling with friends and family consider adding more items to your Emergency Car Kit based on their specific needs. These needs can change when traveling with infants or children, elderly parents or grandparents, and pets. Pack items that you would need if you were stranded with your passengers. Luck is for the unprepared, and it’s important to be overly prepared for emergency situations.


If you’re traveling with children and elderly passengers:

  • Formula and bottles

  • Extra blankets

  • Diapers

  • Baby wipes

  • Snacks

  • Extra gloves, hats, scarves, and socks

  • Activities to keep them occupied

  • Medication


If you’re traveling with pets:

  • Food, water, and bowls

  • Leash

  • Toys

  • Medication


Be prepared with the right insurance.


One of the best ways to be prepared is to have the right car insurance. This will ensure a smooth drive to wherever your destination is. When you work with a local Cushman Insurance Agent you can guarantee an assessment on the best car insurance that will fit your needs.


When it comes to preparing for the open road, you can never be sure when an accident occurs. Cushman Insurance hopes that you’ll be prepared for anything, and if you aren’t, we’re just a phone call away!

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