8 Things You Should Have in Your Emergency Car Kit This Summer

We never want to think about things like having our cars break down, but the reality is that these things happen. And if they do, it’s just best to be prepared. We’ve shared some ideas for things you should have in your car in the winter in case of emergencies. Now we’ve got a summer edition to share with you. Are these 8 essentials in your car right at this moment? If your car breaks down on a hot summer day, you’re going to want to make sure they are.

  1. Water (At Least a Gallon):
  2. Whether you have a gallon and some refillable water bottles, or a bunch of smaller bottles, it’s extremely important to make sure you stay hydrated should you break down on a hot day.

  3. Sunscreen/Wide Brimmed Hat:
  4. Make sure you’re protected from the sun if you have to wait around on a hot day for a tow truck.

  5. First Aid Kit:
  6. These are handy in all sorts of situations, whether a kid scratches their knee or you’re dealing with a bee sting. We love this idea for a pill bottle survival kit that holds everything you need in a small, handy container.

  7. Dried Snacks:
  8. Make sure you have snacks on hand that won’t go bad in a hot car.

  9. Tablecloth:
  10. You never know when you’re going to need a clean surface to eat on.

  11. Hand Sanitizer:
  12. If there’s no other way to clean up, you’ll be happy you brought this stuff along.

  13. Bug Spray:
  14. Try a nice-smelling DIY spray to keep the bugs away.

  15. Jumper Cables:
  16. To get yourself on the road again, of course!