Emergency Car Kit Checklist

21 Must Have Items for Your Car
AAA Mid States

Taking care of your car is important, but in an emergency, taking care of yourself is even more vital. To be a prepared driver always carry your AAA membership card, and equip your vehicle with an emergency kit that contains some or all the following items:

  • Flashlight with extra batteries *
  • Road flares or reflective triangles *
  • Jumper cables *
  • Cell phone & charging cord
  • General first aid kit *
  • Rags or paper towels *
  • Bungee cord 
  • Gallon jug of water / bottled water
  • Blanket and extra set of warm clothes
  • Winter formula window washer solvent
  • De-icer for door locks
  • Non-clumping kitty litter / traction sand
  • Ice-scraper, snow brush and snow shovel
  • Tire chains
  • Emergency poncho *
  • Basic toolset *
  • Waterproof matches and emergency candles
  • Roll of duct tape *
  • Cutting device (box cutter / pocket knife)
  • Gloves with dimples *
  • Snack food including energy bars

* - items with an asterisk are included in a AAA Emergency Roadside Kit that is available for purchase. Visit your local AAA Office today to make sure you are prepared in the event of an emergency.