Best Car Emergency Kit Gear: 9 Roadside Essentials for Your Trunk

There are two groups of car owners: those who’ve broken down and those who will. It’s an inevitability of life that one day you’ll turn the ignition key and nothing will happen, or you’ll hear a pop and a hiss as your tire does its best impression of a sad hot-air balloon. But you’re a person of action, right? A small, affordable kit of items in your trunk will get you going in no time, and it will cost a lot less than a tow truck.

Not a mechanic? Not a problem. Most people aren’t. Everything here can be used by anyone, but it doesn’t hurt to open the car’s owner’s manual or look up a how-to video on YouTube. Even if we’re not driving much these days, we sometimes do need to head out of the house for essentials, and it can’t hurt to be prepared.

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