If car trouble leaves you stuck on the side of the road, be prepared for whatever comes your way. Carry an emergency bag in your vehicle so you have the necessary safety and repair items on hand until help arrives.


Your car is a machine, so carrying tools to keep it running properly is a great idea. These include work gloves, extra motor oil, a utility knife, a set of screwdrivers, and a multitool such as a Leatherman.

Safety Equipment

In case you’re stranded and there’s a medical emergency, make sure to pack a fully-stocked first-aid kit, a heavy blanket, wiping rags, non-perishable food like jerky and extra bottled water. Don’t forget several florescent cones to set out.

A little preparation ahead of time can be a lifesaver when emergencies strike.