Car Emergency Kit

Man removing emergency preparedness kit from back of car 

The right car emergency kit can be a huge asset when you encounter the unexpected on the road, but what are the most important things to keep in your car? From jumper cables to first-aid kits to ice scrapers, the experts at Elgin Toyota have created guidelines to help you assemble the right car emergency kit for your environment.

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Car Emergency Kit Checklist

Every driver has slightly different needs, so use this car emergency kit checklist as a starting point. Northerners might want to include cold-weather car tools, like ice scrapers and snow shovels, while warm-weather drivers can replace those items with things like rain ponchos and umbrellas.

  • Safety Essentials: First aid kit, fire extinguisher, reflective warning triangles, flashlight, gloves
  • Emergency Tools: Jumper cables, foam tire sealant, tow strap, tire gauge
  • Handy Tech: Charged cell phone, power bank, extra charging cable

Stay Prepared with Elgin Toyota

While you've got car safety on the brain, why not learn a little more about the Toyota Safety Sense system? Then take a test drive in a brand new model at Elgin Toyota, serving the Streamwood and Schaumburg areas.

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