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
- 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 bars.
- 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