What to Put in a Roadside Emergency Kit

Emergencies on the road can happen with little warning, so we recommend keeping a well-stocked roadside emergency kit in your car, just in case. Watch the video or print the list below to get your roadside emergency kit ready today, and remember to always carry a fully-charged cell phone so you can call for help.

Roadside Emergency Kit Contents

  • Booster cables
  • Ice scraper
  • Folding shovel
  • Sand / kitty litter
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Multi-tool (pliers, knife etc.)
  • Candles for light & heat
  • Waterproof matches
  • Tin can (to hold the candle)
  • Small first aid kit
  • Self-powered flashlight
  • Work gloves
  • Paper towel / rags
  • Warm clothing
  • A jug of water
  • Protein bars
  • Caution triangle for visibility
  • A warm blanket
  • A local map
  • Hand & foot warmers


Roadside Emergency Kits Available at AMA

Emergency Road Side KitsRoadside emergency kits, which include many of these items and a few more, are also available at any AMA centre.

Pick one up today so you’ll be safe no matter where you go.

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