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02-27-20

How to Create a DIY Roadside Emergency Kit

By Product Expert | Posted in Tips & Tricks on Thursday, February 27th, 2020 at 6:56 pm

21 Must-Have Items in DIY Car Emergency Kit

Roadside emergencies are often the last things on our mind when we hop into the driver’s seat for a trip to the store, work, or weekend away. These emergencies, though, are a real possibility and something every driver should be prepared for. One of the best ways to be prepared in case of an emergency is to have a roadside car emergency kit packed in your vehicle at all times. Making one yourself ensures you’ll have everything you need in case of an emergency, which is why we’ve put together this list of the 21 must-have items for your DIY kit so that you’re prepared in the event of a roadside emergency.


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Roadside Emergency Kit Essentials

The easiest way to pack up your items is to use a waterproof backpack or duffel bag, which will keep all of your items together and safe from any water or rain damage. To ensure your kit is fully stocked with everything you will need, be sure to include these 21 must-have items:

  • Tire pressure gauge
  • A can of tire sealant
  • Adjustable wrench and screwdrivers
  • Flashlight with extra batteries
  • Quart of motor oil
  • Jumper cables
  • LED flares or triangle reflectors
  • First-aid kit
  • Road maps
  • Pliers
  • Vise grips
  • Washer fluid in a spray bottle
  • Bottled water
  • Granola bars
  • Antifreeze
  • Ice scraper
  • Towels and blankets
  • Solar battery charger
  • Cell phone charger
  • Car jack
  • No-spill gas can

Read more: Protecting Your Vehicle from Theft 


While emergencies on the road are something none of us like to think about, being prepared is crucial to your safety in the event of an emergency. You can make your own DIY kit with these essential items so that you stay prepared every time you get on the road. Be sure your vehicle is ready for your next road trip by visiting our service center for a routine maintenance check. You can book your appointment online today. 

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