Be Prepared for Anything
If you’ve had a mechanical breakdown and are waiting for AAA to arrive, please be aware that it may take us some time to get to you. In addition to the increased calls for roadside assistance, our trucks are subject to the same traffic delays and challenges we all experience in wintry weather. Whether you’re waiting for us or just waiting it out, you should have a fully stocked emergency kit on hand.
Emergency Kit Recommendations
- Mobile phone with important phone numbers, including personal emergency contacts, family members and emergency services; be sure to include a charger or power storage device.
- Drinking water or electrolyte-replenishing sports drinks (they have a slightly lower freezing temperature)
- First aid kit, including extra doses of whatever medications are needed by you, your family members or traveling pets.
- Non-perishable snacks for both human and pet passengers
- Bag of abrasive material (sand, salt, cat litter) or traction mats
- Snow shovel
- Blankets or sleeping bag
- Additional pieces of warm clothing (gloves, hats, scarves)
- Flashlight with extra batteries
- Extra window washer fluid
- Ice scraper with brush
- Some rags or roll of paper towels
- Jumper cables, cleaned and recently checked
- Warning devices (flares or reflective hazard signs)
- Basic household tool kit (screwdrivers, pliers, adjustable wrench, small hammer, electrical or duct tape)