Being prepared for any situation while on the road will provide you with peace-of-mind and the tools to overcome a potentially dangerous situation.

Public Safety Canada has put together a great resource for you that includes items you should keep in your vehicle in case of an emergency:

  • Food that won’t spoil, such as energy bars
  • Water—plastic bottles that won’t break if the water freezes (replace them every six months)
  • Blanket
  • Extra clothing and shoes or boots
  • First aid kit with seat belt cutter
  • Small shovel, scraper and snow brush
  • Candle in a deep can and matches
  • Wind‑up flashlight
  • Whistle—in case you need to attract attention
  • Road maps
  • Copy of your emergency plan
  • Sand, salt or cat litter (non-clumping)
  • Antifreeze and windshield washer fluid
  • Tow rope
  • Jumper cables
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Warning light or road flares

If possible, a spare phone charger should be kept in your car along with your emergency contact numbers. You should include Roughley Insurance Brokers on this list! Our insurance experts can help assist you with any auto insurance questions you may have.

We have created a downloadable checklist for you to help organize your own vehicle emergency kit. Click here!