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2019 Honda Ridgeline Interior 04

Car Emergency Kit Checklist

Nearly every driver in Schaumburg and Barrington has a smattering of items strewn about the cabin, but what are the really important things to keep in your car? Creating a car emergency kit is not only easy, but this simple task can save you tons of stress if the unexpected occurs. From setting your car emergency kit checklist to gathering up supplies, Brilliance Honda is here to help you prepare for anything on the road!

Why Make a Car Emergency Kit Checklist?

The weather around Elgin can really throw drivers for a loop. The sweltering heat of the summer is hard on your engine and battery, while the icy winters can test the limits of your tires. A car emergency kit will give you the peace of mind you need to travel without fear, no matter the weather condition. Plus, items like first aid kids and jumper cables are small enough to store in a trunk – but they can make a huge impact when needed!

What are the Important Things to Keep in Your Car?

So, what are the best things to keep in your car? The choice is up to you, but we’ve provided some recommendations below. Feel free to customize your car emergency kit to suit your particular needs. For example, blankets and ice scrapers are great options for Crystal Lake, but not needed if you move to the South. Heavy-duty towing supplies may be a good option for your Ridgeline, but not as essential for your Fit.

Consider this car emergency kit checklist as a starting point:

  • Safety supplies: First aid kit, travel fire extinguisher, reflective warning triangles, gloves
  • Emergency tools: Jumper cables, tire sealant, tow strap, multi-purpose tool, flashlight
  • Inclement weather: Ice scraper, snow shovel, blanket, kitty litter, poncho
  • Personal safety: Cell phone, charger, powerbank, extra medication, non-perishable snacks

And while you can easily assemble a terrific car emergency kit on your own, you can also find pre-assembled kits. If you’re short on time, these compact kits have everything that you need in one organized place.

Find Out More with Brilliance Honda

Brilliance Honda is here to help with any and all auto-related needs, so don’t hesitate to contact us with your questions. Curious about the latest Honda safety measures? Find out more about Honda Safety Sense, and learn why it outperforms the competition!