8 Products that Belong in Your Car Emergency Kit
With these eight gadgets, be prepared for just about any car emergency. They're all highly rated and designed to help with everything from everyday problems, like flat tires, to life-threatening emergencies.
Jump start your car: Mophie PowerStation Go Rugged with Air Compressor
If your battery dies, the Mophie Powerstation Go Rugged will put you on the road again in no time.(and it can inflate your tires if the pressure runs low, too!). The whole thing fits into a convenient carrying case with clear instructions printed on the outside.
Fix a flat tire: Slime Flat Tire Repair Kit
Connect the Slime Flat Tire Repair Kit to your tire, plug the Slime into your car's 12V outlet, and hit the start button. It takes just about 10 minutes to repair punctures up to 0.25 inches and inflate the tire. Repairs last up to 3 days or 100 miles.
Stay safe on the side of the road: Stonepoint Emergency Roadside Beacons
Working on your car on the side of the road can be dangerous, especially in the dark. The highly-rated Stonepoint LED flares are visible for up to two miles, waterproof, and crush resistant: perfect for roadside use, no matter what the conditions.
Price: $24.95 for 3 beacons
Use a hands-free light: Kizen LED Camping Lantern
If you get a flat tire at night, you'll need a hands-free light, like this Kizen LED Camping Lantern. It's water-resistant, so it will work in the rain, And, it packs down to easily fit in the glove box.
Stay on top of the weather: Eton Sidekick Weather Radio with Bluetooth
Bad weather can sneak up on you when you're on a long trip, but the Eton Sidekick Weather Radio will keep you up to date on current conditions with its NOAA weather alerts. You'll also find the built-in phone charger, lamp, and flashlight handy. And, even if you've let the battery die, you can use the built-in hand crank for power to keep you connected to the outside world.
Get help whenever you need it: ACR ResQLink 400 Personal Locator Beacon
The pocket-size ResQLink 400 personal locator beacon uses GPS and a satellite link to contact emergency services with your location no matter where you are – no cell service and no subscription fee required. It's a must-have for trips to remote locations.
Find drinking water anywhere: LifeStraw Go Water Filtering Bottle
The LifeStraw Go is a water bottle with a filter that removes 99.9999% of waterborne bacteria and 99.9% of waterborne protozoan parasites from water, meaning you can find fresh water just about anywhere. And, it's good for filtering up to 244 gallons!
Escape an Accident: Lifehammer Emergency Tool
The Lifehammer can break through car windows so you can escape from your vehicle when using the door isn't an option. And if the seatbelts have jammed, a super-sharp blade will slice through them.
Updated with new products on 7/13/2021
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