Things to have in your roadside emergency kit

You never know when you might run into problems while driving, so it's good to be prepared. You should keep a roadside emergency kit in your car, and here are some of the things it should contain.

If you are involved in an accident, there might be injuries to people in your car or the other one, so your emergency kit should contain a first-aid kit.

Another must-have in your emergency kit is items to deal with a breakdown. These can include jumper cables, emergency road flares, a gas can and a multi-purpose tool.

You also need to be prepared to be stranded in inclement weather, so your emergency roadside kit should include non-perishable food such as energy bars, water, blankets, a flashlight and a cellphone charger.

No one wants to need an emergency roadside kit, but it is much better to have one and not need it than to need it and not have it.