Amazon Finds: Car Safety & Emergency Essentials
When I started driving, and bought my first car, my parents gifted me a CAA membership for their own peace of mind. Maybe I am my mother’s daughter, but I like to be prepared for just about anything and that includes any time I’m driving. Especially living in Canada, every winter I worry about my car battery dying (check), being snowed into my parking spot (check), and sliding off the highway and being stuck in a ditch (not yet, knock on wood!). So check out these Amazon Finds for Car Safety & Emergency Essentials.
For more cool car gadgets see my posts on Cool Car Gadgets & Organization, Things I Always Keep in My Car, Dog Car Essentials, and Mom Car Essentials Guides!
Air Compressor– Keep this in your trunk in case you get a low/flat tire. Plug it into your lighter and quickly fill your tire. Plus it works great on inflatable pool toys, balls, and air mattresses.
Waterproof Mirror Film– Apply this film to your side mirrors and it makes them waterproof. Any water/ice/fog will just bead up and drip off without obscuring your view
Vehicle Electric Blanket– Great for road trips, and the winter. While waiting for your vehicle to heat up, or you may just be a person that is always cold. This blanket plugs right into your lighter socket and provides great warmth and comfort.
First Aid Kit– This one contains the basics plus a multi-tool, a thermal blanket, and a handheld crank flashlight
Auto Tool Kit– This kit contains all the basics that you will need in for small car repairs. Some car batteries require tools to access, so if you do need to jump your car you may need more than just the jumper cables
Solar Powered USB Charger– I know most people keep car adapters for your phone, but if your car battery dies and you need to charge your phone in an emergency situation, this solar powered USB charger will come in super handy!
Alarm Key Ring– If you have to walk to your car at night and you don’t feel safe get this key ring alarm will provide a sense of security. Simply pull it off the key chain and a very loud alarm will sound hopefully scaring an attacker away, but at the very least attracting attention from passerbys. I personally find this a better alternative to a key chain mace, tasers, or weapon. I doubt I would win against a man trying to attack me (and most likely my weapon would be used against me), but with an alarm I have a better chance of scaring them off without risking getting hurt.
Foldable Shovel– It seems random, but I have had to dig my car out of snowbanks and parking spots before. Canada eh?
Auto Emergency Kit– First of all, it’s pink and super cute. Second it contains pretty much everything you need for roadside assistance. Jumper cables, a small first aid kit, an ice scraper, a road warning triangle, a tow rope, and most importantly a seatbelt cutter & window smasher. Keep that close by in case your car flips, or drives into a body of water and your seatbelt locks.
Tire Patch Kit– This little kit will basically allow you to drive just far enough to get to a repair shop safely.
Extension Cord– Another winter essential, if you keep your car plugged in overnight it’s less likely to die.
Fire Extinguisher– I think this is one of the most overlooked safety items for your car. Car + Fire = Gas explosion
Emergency Fuel Can– Luckily I have never run out of gas (knock on wood), but ! keep this in the trunk just in case I can’t make it to a gas station
Self Car Jumper– This one is a bit more of an investment, but so so soooo worth it if you live in cold climates especially if you have an older car. Basically you keep this charged (you can even charge it as you drive around) and it will allow you to jumpstart your own car in 30 seconds without needing another vehicle. Double check that it will work for your vehicle (bigger trucks and SUVs need the bigger version), but this thing has saved me every winter since I got it.
Standing Assist Handle– For older people or those with mobility issues, getting in and out of small vehicles can be a challenge. Simply insert this little handle into your door latch and it will support your weight. BONUS it also doubles as a seatbelt cutter and window breaker!
Steering Wheel Lock– I don’t know about you, but in my early 20’s I lived in a sketchier area. Pretty much everyone I know has had their car broken into at some point. Deter thieves with this Steering Wheel lock which prevents the steering wheel from turning while it’s attached. You may still get your window broken, but at least your car will stay in place.
Windshield Repair Resin– Windshield chips are inevitable, and they can lead to large windshield cracks. If you want to avoid paying for a repair, but want it fixed this little kit is an easy way to do it yourself.
Multi Tool– I like that this one also includes a flashlight!
Other things I like to include (especially for winter) are Duct Tape, Candle & Lighter, Snacks, Bungee Cords, Zip Ties, Water bottle, change of warm clothes (plus a hat and gloves!), disposable ice packs, and disposable hand warmers.
My car also has a spare tire and tire changing kit that came included, but if yours doesn’t have look into keeping a tire change kit in your trunk!
Comment Below your car safety ideas!
This post may contain affiliate links. If you click and purchase through these links, I may earn a small commission at no extra cost to you. Listen, I know plastic bags are TERRIBLE for the environment. But we’ve all been halfway through shopping at the grocery store when you realize you forgot your reusable bags […]
This post may contain affiliate links. If you click and purchase through these links, I may earn a small commission at no extra cost to you. There is nothing that makes a house feel like a home than photos on the walls. We have lived in our house for about a year now, but were […]
This post may contain affiliate links. If you click and purchase through these links, I may earn a small commission at no extra cost to you. What are Sensory Bins? Maybe you’ve heard of the newest toddler trend: Sensory bins! If you haven’t, a sensory bin is basically a small clear bin (like these!) with […]
This post may contain affiliate links. If you click and purchase through these links, I may earn a small commission at no extra cost to you. Copycat Starbucks Peach Green Tea Lemonade Peach Green Tea Lemonade is my favorite summertime drink from Starbucks. But I didn’t want to spend $5 per drink, because I could […]
This post may contain affiliate links. If you click and purchase through these links, I may earn a small commission at no extra cost to you. Warmer days are here at last! I am so excited to get to spend as much time as possible outdoors with our little guy. After being cooped up indoors […]