Do you have a car emergency kit?

Car Emergency Kit

Most of us make sure our cars meet safety standards for safe driving by having recommended oil changes, regular maintenance reviews and getting timely repairs. Even with all of this, we can all still experience an unexpected emergency. According to the Department of Motor Vehicles, you should always have an emergency kit prepared in your car. According to the DMV’s website here is what they suggest it should contain:

  • Roadside flares
  • A first-aid kit
  • Work gloves or latex gloves
  • Two quarts of oil
  • Jumper cables
  • One gallon of antifreeze
  • Brake fluid
  • Extra fuses
  • A blanket
  • A flashlight with fresh batteries
  • A Phillips and flat head screwdriver
  • Vise grips
  • Adjustable wrench
  • Pliers
  • Tire inflator
  • Tire pressure gauge
  • Some rags and a funnel
  • Duct tape
  • Paper towels
  • A spray bottle with washer fluid
  • Your roadside emergency card
  • Triangle reflectors
  • Flares
  • Pocketknife
  • Bottled water
  • Granola or energy bars

You also should be aware of hurricane evacuation routes and daily weather updates. Especially in Florida, where our weather can quickly shift into severe thunderstorms, knowing what conditions to expect can be very useful.