Florida does a good job of helping its residence know what to put in a hurricane emergency kit. A vehicle emergency kit is another thing altogether, though. Unlike a slow-moving hurricane, there’s no way to predict when or where a vehicle emergency will happen. Here are some tips for building the ultimate emergency kit to go in your car, truck, SUV, or RV.

First, start with a large container to put all of the kit items into. It could be plastic tub, tote bag, or sectioned trunk organizer.

In your container should be a few different categories of things: things to help you if your car breaks down, first aid supplies, and comfort items.

Vehicle repair items: Jumper cables, windshield wiper fluid, quart of oil, tire pressure gage, jack, tire pressure gage, multi-purpose tool, and an extra set of windshield wipers.

Survival and help supplies:  First aid kit, flashlight, gloves, flares, reflective warning triangles, pepper spray, rope, maps, coins, phone numbers of family and friends, bottled water, nonperishable food like nut bars and protein bars.

Comfort and hygiene items: Blankets, hand sanitizer, toilet paper, rain poncho, book, deck of cards.

Have you found any other items that have proven invaluable in your vehicle emergency kit? Let us know! Wishing you safe travels, from Ideal Auto Glass.