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What Should Be In Your Car's Emergency Kit?

With winter right around the corner, dangerous driving conditions won't be far behind. Having an emergency car kit can save your life, so knowing what things you should put in it is important.

Emergency Essentials 

According to the NSC, these are the items that are a must to keep in your car during the winter months.

  • A properly inflated spare tire, wheel wrench and tripod jack
  • Jumper cables
  • Tool kit and/or a multipurpose utility tool
  • Flashlight and extra batteries
  • Reflective triangles and brightly colored cloth to make your vehicle more visible
  • Compass
  • First aid kit
  • Nonperishable, high-energy foods, such as unsalted nuts, dried fruits and hard candy
  • Drinking water
  • Reflective vest in case you need to walk to get help
  • Car charger for your cell phone
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Duct tape
  • Rain poncho
  • Additional items for cold weather include a snow brush, shovel, windshield washer fluid, warm clothing, cat litter for traction and a blanket

All of these items can help you when your car breaks down, but there is only one item that can help you from your car breaking down at all. This essential item is the CS FREE.

CTEK's CS FREE can fully charge your car's battery in as little as 15 minutes with Adaptive Boost technology. Having this revolutionary battery can prevent you from being stranded on the side of the road, that is why it is a must to have in every emergency kit.