How to build the perfect roadside kit
Ever wonder what you should have in your car in the event you get stuck or into an accident? Here's how we built our own roadside kits that come with us everywhere we go.
Alternatively you can use a small, portable, lithium-ion battery with jumper cables (these battery packs will also recharge your phones, too!). Prices for these batteries range from $60-$120, and If you go the battery route, though, make sure to keep it charged.
Flares or triangle reflectors.
Blanket or space blanket
Flashlight and extra batteries
Tool kit with screwdrivers, pliers, adjustable wrench, pocket knife
A can of tire inflator and sealant
Tire pressure gauge
Spray bottle with washer fluid
Ice scraper or brush
While you probably should have this already, you never know how quickly snow could build up while you're waiting for the police or a tow truck to arrive.
Granola or energy bars
This is essential in any incident or emergency. Be careful, these may freeze in the winter and the packaging could break. If you store these in your car, make sure they're inside a waterproof container or bag.
Pen and paper
While you could list a million uses for this, it's extra handy to have when exchanging insurance information or contact information with other people involved.
A quart or more of motor oil