View from above looking down at a snowy road

What to have in your car in case of an emergency

Whether you’re trekking through brutal Wisconsin winters or humid summer, it’s important to have emergency gear in your vehicle. From a simple flashlight to jump cables, these are some of the essentials that will absolutely come in handy in the event of an emergency.



Not sure what items you should have in your vehicle? Our simple list is for you. Without further ado, here’s what to have in your car in case of an emergency.  

Important things every car emergency kit should have 

A car tire stock in the snow

  • Jumper cables 
  • A spare tire 
  • A first aid kit 
  • Warm clothing 
  • Water bottles 
  • Paper towels 
  • Duct tape 
  • A multi-tool or pocket knife 
  • A paper map 
  • A USB charger for your phone 
  • A written list of important contacts, including the number for roadside assistance (in case your phone dies) 
  • A small tool kit (wrenches, pliers, a screwdriver and a socket wrench) 
  • A blanket 

Some drivers prefer to put all emergency kit items in the trunk in a large tote or box. Others put the first aid kit and paper map in the glove box and items such as clothing, blankets, tool kits and other supplies in the trunk of the vehicle.  

Does Toyota offer roadside assistance? 

Yes! In fact, every new Toyota comes standard with ToyotaCare. It’s a no-cost maintenance plan that covers factory scheduled service and includes 24 hour roadside assistance. The ToyotaCare roadside assistance program is for 2 years, unlimited mileage and includes battery jump starts, lockout protection, emergency fuel delivery, tire service, towing and winching.  

Read More: What is ToyotaCare?

Do you have questions about the ToyotaCare program or perhaps would like more information? We invite you to contact our team. From all of us at Le Meiux Toyota, we look forward to speaking with you!