11 Best Car Safety Kits and Products

Blikzone 82-Piece Roadside Emergency Digital Car Kit
The Blikzone 82-Piece Roadside Emergency Digital Car Kit allows you to diagnose and fix your car during a breakdown. AMAZON

If you think fewer people are flying these days, you're not wrong. The U.S. Bureau of Transportation Statistics notes that there were 16.24 percent fewer airline passengers in October 2021 than they did in October 2019. Flight delays and concerns about the pandemic are just some of the reasons we believe fewer people choose to hit the skyways when they travel long distances.

The downside is that with 69 million car breakdowns in the U.S. annually, you have a one in three chance of car trouble. Sure, you can call an auto club or tow service for help, but that can take time and money. Carry your own repair and safety kit to have a chance to get back on the road quicker and with less expense. Even if you can't fix your car yourself, the gear may keep you out of danger and get you rolling again.

11 Car Kits to Keep You Moving and Safe

It's the rare driver that hasn't had a flat tire, overheated engine, a dead battery or a fender bender. No matter the weather or area, it's always a hassle. Perhaps that's never truer than when you are on a deserted roadway at night. Even if you never need them, carrying car safety and repair kits provide invaluable peace of mind. Below find the top 11 kits and products we found for your driving safety. As always, the prices listed may fluctuate over time.

1. Be Smart Get Prepared Auto Emergency Escape Hammer

Escape Hammer
Be Smart Get Prepared Emergency Escape Hammer is the tool you want if you need to escape a car during a crash, plus signal for help. WALMART

If you're in a crash and need to get out of your car as quickly as possible, we bet you'll be glad you have Be Smart Get Prepared Emergency Escape Hammer. Keep it near your driver's side door just in case. You can use the steel-tipped hammer to smash your windshield or windows and the hammerhead to clear broken glass. Then use the emergency blade to cut your seat belt. It even has a reflective handle, flashing emergency lights and a flashlight. This tool may be a literal lifesaver after a crash.

Buy at Walmart for $5.97.

2. EverStart Road Trip Safety Kit for Cars

The EverStart Road Trip Safety Kit for Cars includes an array of safety items stored in a durable fabric handbag. WALMART

If you're like me, you prefer to have an all-in-one car safety kit or as close to one as possible. That way, you know you have everything you need to stay safe and as comfortable as possible while you wait for assistance. When you have The EverStart Road Trip Safety Kit for Cars, you will find that. Inside, you'll find many items, including an impact-resistant and waterproof triangle, a work light with five different LED lighting modes that also serves as a roadside warning light and 8-foot, 10-gauge booster cables that emit a warning if you use them incorrectly. You also find in this kit a blanket, gloves, a flashlight, tissues and even toilet paper. All the items fit in a durable storage bag with a clear side pocket to put the warning light.

Buy at Walmart for $39.56.

3. Lifeline First Aid AAA Road Traveler Kit

The AAA Road Traveler Kit prepares you for everything from a dead battery to injuries. LOWE'S

You likely know AAA—short for the American Automobile Association. The organization was formed in 1902 and is something of the Gold Standard of roadside safety information and practices. AAA ensures the Lifeline First Aid AAA Road Traveler Kit meets or exceeds the group's minimum engineering standards, so we're not surprised it has top ratings from buyers. The kit has 64 items that prepare you for everything from a dead battery to injuries to safety signals. You'll get a warning triangle, booster cables, a two-in-one screwdriver, a shop cloth, a bungee cord, cable ties, a flashlight, batteries, a poncho, duct tape, an accident guide and even a 45-piece first-aid packet.

Buy at Lowe's for $31.35.

4. Blikzone Digital Auto Roadside Assistance Kit Classic

Blikzone Emergency Kit
The Blikzone 82-Piece Roadside Emergency Digital Car Kit works for cars, bikes and other vehicles. AMAZON

Ready for a complete car safety kit that works for a car, bike, motorbike and other vehicles? You will want a Blikzone Digital Auto Roadside Assistance Kit Classic for any vehicle you have. It boasts 82 unique car supplies, including a small but heavy-duty compressor to inflate tires, jumper cables, circuit tester tool, tire repair kit, tow strap with hooks and even reflective safety vest. All the extras are packed in a durable bag, so they won't roll around your truck or otherwise go astray. If you want a kit that works for several vehicles, this is the one.

Buy at Amazon for $135.97.

5. Picnic at Ascot Deluxe Roadside Emergency Kit

The Deluxe Roadside132-Pieice Emergency Kit
The Deluxe Roadside Emergency Kit goes way beyond the basics for any car emergency. BED BATH & BEYOND

The Deluxe Roadside Emergency Kit by Picnic at Ascot truly lives up to its name. It not only has all the essential safety products you want, including an emergency light, booster cables, air aid box and 20 cable ties, but it includes an array of extras. These include a siphon pump with a hose, an eight-inch crimping tool, a three-piece crimping tool, a two-way screwdriver, an eight-piece combination wrench, a three-piece combination wrench, eight fuses, nine-piece quarter-inch drive sockets, 70 terminals, Phillips head screwdriver and a socket spinner handle. This kit is one of the most diverse sets you can find, so it's as perfect for a long-distance trip as it is for a run to the local store.

Buy at Bed Bath & Beyond for $49.99

6. Haiphaik Roadside Emergency Toolkit

Emergency Roadside Toolkit
The Haiphaik Roadside Emergency Kit is designed to work with passenger cars well as RVs, trucks, and other oversized vehicles. AMAZON

We understand those that want complete auto repair kits but need one at a bargain price. That's what you'll find in the Haiphaik Roadside Emergency Toolkit. It has advanced jumper cables, traction rope and a tire repair kit among the 124 pieces. There is even a multi-function shovel, survival whistle, gloves and huge alligator clips to hold cords out of the way. Take a look at it, and you'll see there's seemingly nothing the creators haven't included. Whether you drive a four-wheeler, off-road vehicle, RV, truck, car or motorcycle, this compact yet complete kit will give you all you need to get back on the road after a breakdown.

Buy at Amazon for $59.99.

7.Orion Safety The Original Highway Flare Kit

Orion Flare Set
Orion Safety The Original Highway Flare Kit includes a safety vest for extra protection. HOME DEPOT

Flares are a time-tested way to warn oncoming cars about your disabled vehicle when you have a car breakdown. Strike them and place them away from your car to ensure other drivers don't crash into your vehicle. Orion Safety The Original Highway Flare Kit has six flares per pack—each burns for 20 minutes. The flares and a bright orange safety vest come in a polyester bag with self-adhesive straps that secure it to the back of or under your car seat. That way, they are close at hand if you need them.

Buy at Home Depot for $16.73.

8. Ultimate Roadside Rescue Assistant

Ultimate Roadside Assistant
The Ultimate Roadside Rescue Assistant is also handy for power outages and camping trips. SHARPER IMAGE

In my book, there's nothing more frustrating than having a car break down and realizing your mobile phone is not fully charged. The Ultimate Roadside Rescue Assistant is an eight-in-one rechargeable, a portable power source that charges your phone. It also functions as a car battery jump starter, air compressor, generator, 12V power source, USB power source, work light and emergency flashing light. Of course, it's also great to use when you go camping or have a power outage in your home. This power source keeps your equipment powered and ready to go.

Buy at Sharper Image for $159.99.

9. Picnic Time Roadside Emergency Kit

Roadside Kit
Picnic Time Roadside Emergency Kit has all the tools you might need for a minor auto breakdown. Bonus, the bag has your favorite team's logo. KOHL'S

Don't let the photo we have posted with the team name dissuade you from Picnic Time Roadside Emergency Kit. You can buy this kit with just about any team name on it. And you'll want one. Each contains various tools and gadgets you can use to get out of minor car scrapes. The kit includes 8.2-feet long jumper cables, a heavy-duty plastic ice scraper, a Phillips screwdriver, standard slit-joint pliers, four assorted automotive fuses and more.

Buy at Kohl's for $85.

10. Victor Auto Emergency Warning Triangles

Warning Triangles
Victor Auto Emergency Warning Triangles are weighted and designed with airflow louvers, so the wind won't blow them over. VICTOR AUTO

If you're one of those drivers that already have an auto emergency kit but want to play it extra safe, you want the Victor Auto Emergency Warning Triangles. They are three reflective, fluorescent triangles that warn other drivers of your disabled vehicle. The triangles fold up so you can store them in their storage case when they're not in use. Are you worrying that it will blow down? Don't. They have weighted bases with airflow louvers.

Buy at Auto Barn for $32.95.

11. Stalwart Roadside Emergency Kit

Stalwart Kit
The Stalwart Roadside Emergency Kit fits into a compact bag that slips inside the spare wheel well or under the vehicle's seat. HOME DEPOT

This 55-piece Stalwart Roadside Emergency Kit has the most vital tools you'll need if you have a breakdown. Features include 10-foot, 10-gauge jumper cables, a tire repair kit, 4-inch tire plugs with two T-handle inserts, a 14-inch bungee cord, duct tape, a box cutter, screwdrivers, an emergency blanket, first aid supplies and more. Everything fits into a 6.5-inch by 12-inch by 7-inch soft-sided carry bag. Slip it under the seat of your car, truck or RV or in the spare time compartment.

Buy at Home Depot for $49.99.

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