Whether on the road or
at home, you need to be equipped some basic survival items
and tools that can make driving and living with your car
easier, safer and more convenient. Here are some suggestions
as a starting place, you can customize the list according to
your needs and your ambitions.
- Jumper cables
- Cellular phone, charger power cord, along with a
list of emergency numbers
- Flashlight or spotlight with extra set of batteries
- Rain suit or poncho (brightly-colored)
- Emergency flares, warning triangle or cones
- Fire extinguisher
- First-aid kit
- Bungee cord
- Hose-patch kit for emergency mending of coolant
hoses. These kits are usually available at auto parts
and discount stores.
- Pressurized can of tire inflator and sealer for
emergency filling of a flat tire.
- Battery-powered air compressor
- Bottled water and snacks, such as crackers or energy
- Roll of duct tape.
- Basic tool set including an adjustable wrench,
pliers, screwdrivers, and wrenches. Many auto parts and
retail establishments sell compact “tool kits”, perfect
for storage in the trunk of your car.
- Funnel for pouring liquids
- Extra fuses (refer to your owner’s manual to
determine amperage sizes needed.)
- Mechanical or elastic tie-down straps
- Roll of heavy-duty paper towels or rags
- Pair of work gloves