Car Emergency Kit & First Aid Kit | ACDelco


  • Screwdrivers – Phillips and flathead
  • Pliers
  • Set of good socket wrenches
  • Duct tape
  • Electrical wire tape
  • Electrical wire spray
  • Flashlight with extra batteries
  • Small fire extinguisher
  • Jumper cables
  • Flares or reflective devices
  • Tire pressure gauge

  • Bottled drinking water
  • Change of clothes
  • Automobile registration
  • Proof of insurance
  • Cell phone and car charger
  • Copy of your health insurance card
  • Marker and message pad
  • Emergency contacts
  • Copy of your motor club membership card
  • Shovel

  • Window scraper/brush
  • Window washer fluid
  • Sand or rock salt
  • Thermal packs
  • Energy bars
  • Hat and gloves
  • Paper towels
  • Disposable camera
  • Road maps

Important: Make sure there’s a jack and a lug wrench in the vehicle and that the spare tire (if equipped with spare) is inflated to its proper pressure. See the Owner’s Manual for recommended tire pressure numbers.


Here’s a list of suggested items you can use to assemble your own first-aid or emergency car kit (just make sure none of the items are in glass bottles or vials; put them in plastic containers with tight lids instead):

  • Absorbent compress dressings
  • Adhesive bandages (assorted sizes)
  • Adhesive cloth tape
  • Antibiotic ointment packets
  • Antiseptic wipe packets
  • Packets of aspirin

  • Blanket (space blanket)
  • Breathing barrier (with one-way valve)
  • Instant cold compress
  • Pair of non-latex gloves
  • Hydrocortisone ointment packets
  • Scissors

  • Roller bandage
  • Sterile gauze pads
  • Oral thermometer (non-mercury/non-glass)
  • Triangular bandages
  • Tweezers
  • First-aid instruction booklet
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