Here are some items that retailers Northern Tool + Equipment and Kotula's would recommend every well-prepared driver should keep in their vehicle:-
1. Essential Fluids
Fluids keep your vehicle going year-round. Create a fluids kit that includes an emergency supply of motor oil, wiper fluid and antifreeze. Make sure that containers are tightly sealed to minimize spill risks. Also, make sure you know how to refill your car fluids so you are ready for any situation that occurs.
2. Backup Power
Extreme temperatures can be hard on batteries. A portable powerpack, like the NPower Powerpack Emergency Power Source with Air Compressor
can be a lifesaver in emergency situations. The integrated SLA battery provides the power you need to get batteries started in any weather and eliminates the need for a jump-start from another car. You can also ensure you'll never be caught with a deflated tire with the 150 PSI air compressor included with this product.
3. Extra Hoses
Even though it's a relatively easy thing to fix, a blown hose can leave you stranded if you don't have an extra on hand. When your vehicle works hard - towing a heavy load, plowing through bad weather or over rough terrain - the strain on the engine can affect the integrity of hoses. Keep a few extra in your vehicle, especially if your car or truck has high mileage.
4. Auto Heater/Defroster
Changing temperatures can cause condensation or frost to form on the interior of windows, which can cause unsafe driving situations. Be prepared with a defroster like Kotula's Auto Heater & Defroster
that plugs into your vehicle's 12-volt power port, which quickly defrosts windows and heats up a car, allowing you to be on your way faster.
5. Multipurpose Tool Set
In a car emergency a compact multipurpose tool can fix a wide variety of things. Be prepared with a multipurpose tool like the Klutch Multipurpose Tool Set
to tighten screws and bolts, maneuver small objects and more, without having to carry a toolbox in your car. You'll also ensure you'll never be without a light as this product includes a LED pocket light and keychain.---
Getting around - and getting the job done - requires caution and care at any time of the year. But with the right gear, it's possible to keep everything moving safely no matter what emergency comes your way.