The Top 12 Things You Should Always Keep in Your Car

Updated: Apr 19, 2020

Wondering what to keep in your car for an emergency? Having a few essentials on hand equips you for any eventuality, big or small. Here’s a quick list to get you started on a collection of emergency car accessories.

12 Essential Things You Should Keep in Your Car


1. Flashlight

A crank-powered flashlight is always ready to go—no need to worry about battery life or safety in extremes of temperature. Use it for extra light when changing a tire, to alert passers-by if you need help or to finally find those Cheerios your kids keep dropping under the seats.

2. Jumper Cables


You never know when you or someone else might need a jump start. Whether or not your car has a habit of dying on you, learn how to use jumper cables just in case. Keep a set in your trunk for emergencies or so that you can be the Good Samaritan to a fellow driver whose car let them down.

3. Disinfectant Wipes or Spray


How many things do you touch before you get in the car – and what might be on the car’s interior surfaces? It can be kind of gross to think about, which is why it’s a good idea to have something on hand to kill the germs that inevitably make their way into the vehicle.

Grab some sanitizing wipes or spay, and disinfect your:

· Steering wheel

· Gear shifter