Video:Car Emergency Kitwith Barbara Terry
Car emergency kits can be inconspicuous enough that you barely notice them, but reliable when you're in a jam. Learn the essential items needed to build a reliable emergency kit for your car.See Transcript
Transcript:Car Emergency KitHi, I'm Barbara Terry for About.com Autos. It is extremely important to have certain essential items in your car incase of a breakdown or accident. These kits can be purchased at auto supply stores or you can create your own.
Chose a Car Kit ContainerFirst of all acquire a container. I prefer a fishing tackle box, because it has little compartments and shelves.
Emergency Kit SuppliesThese are the items that I carry with me, and if you want to add to this to customize your own emergency car kit - that is great!
- protein or breakfast bars
- pen and paper
- flashlight with extra batteries
- road flares
- all fluids- quart of oil, transmission, brake, power steering, windshield wiper fluid, clutch fluid if you are driving a standard transmission
- can of 'fix-a-flat'
- some antifreeze
- set of jumper cables
To learn more, visit us on the Web at autos.about.com.