Does Your Car Emergency Kit Include these 10 Essentials?

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It’s always a good idea to keep your car organized; some of us keep absolutely nothing in our car trunks, while some have enough stuff packed that we could spend weeks in their cars. Ever thought what would you need if your car broke down in the middle of nowhere? Multiple situations can slam a break on your long-awaited road trip. So here we are with the list of 10 essential things every traveler needs to keep in their car.

Important Document

When it comes to important car documents, it is always recommended to carry your car insurance without fail. As driving without insurance in UAE is a legal offense, you may end up paying a hefty fine or in the worst case, imprisonment. Hence, if you’ve recently bought a new car you can buy car insurance online or make sure your existing policy is active. Apart from insurance, you should also carry your driving license everywhere you go.

First-aid Kit

The first aid kit is probably the most important thing you should carry in your car. During a peaceful drive through a scenic village, a cyclist came crashing right in front of Rahul’s car. After slamming the brakes Rahul and his friends came out to see if he was okay. He had a couple of open wounds and a dislocated shoulder. They cleaned him up using the first aid kit kept in the car and drove him all the way back to his village. Moral of the story- ALWAYS CARRY A FIRST AID KIT IN YOUR CAR..! You never know when you’ll have to use it.


Breakdowns are common. When you never know that your car will breakdown during the dawn or right in the middle of the night, it is better to be prepared. Keeping a flashlight will make your day if you need to fix your car during the night when it’s pitch black.

Emergency Food and Water

You won’t need emergency food or water if you are driving your way from home to work but if you are traveling off the beaten path somewhere in the wilderness or an isolated area, it is always a nice idea to carry melt-proof, high-calorie food items like nuts, granola bars in your car.

Tire Changing Supplies and Spare Tire

A flat tire is probably the most common and the most annoying situation every car owner faces. To save your time and get going on your way to the destination, always carry a spare tire and some essential tire changing supplies in your car. Tire iron, lug wrench, and a tire jack are all you need to change a tire, and these should be there in your kitty

Car Adapted Phone Charger

Keeping a car charger in your car is probably the best decision a car owner can take. Play your favorite tracks while driving or use GPS  without worrying because your phone will never run out of battery unless you remember to plug it in.

Paper Towels

Paper towels are a must carry on the list. Quick cleanups are always great options; wipe off your windshield or for that matters dirt from your face, and keep your car neat and clean.

Fire Extinguisher

Cars these days come with inbuilt fire protection but they are not one hundred percent safe. In case of any such unforeseen event,  where your engine or car catches fire, a fire extinguisher helps to gain control over the situation till the fire brigades reach the spot.

Jumper Cables

A dead battery can land you into great trouble; you turn your car keys and all you can hear is a series of irritating vibration. Not anymore, with jumper cables in your car all, you need to do is wait for another car to show up and you’re good to go.

Seat Belt Cutter and Glass Breaker

If you ever find yourself stuck and submerged in water due to an accident or any other reason, this tool can help you free yourself and loved ones.


A blanket is also a very essential thing to carry in your car, it keeps you warm during those long freezing nights. It even covers up the back seat when you’ve got your pets or muddy passengers on your back seat.


With all these supplies in your car, you are ready to drop the gear and disappear. Have a safe trip!

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