Emergency Roadside Kit

We're now deep into the throws of winter and many of us have tucked away our classics for the off season (unless you're in unusually warm CA). During your down time you're likely to start sorting through any issues that came up during your drives. And while you're spending time under the hood let's not forget one of your most important passengers; the roadside emergency kit!


If you've been following along you'll know that we did the Fall Colors Moto Tour in October and provided a rather thorough road trip check list. There was a ton of great information in there about getting your car (assuming it's already functional) to a more road worthy state. This time we cover your car's first aid kit - roadside tools to keep you on the road!

Now hopefully you won't ever need to employ one as you enjoy your favorite backroads, but if you do you'll be the smartest person on that lonely highway should your chariot give you any trouble!

The Emergency Roadside Kit:

  • One quart of oil (and small funnel)
  • Two quarts of premixed antifreeze
  • Small tarp if you need to get on the ground
  • Medical first aid kit
  • Flashlight
  • Assortment of mechanics tools (adjustable wrenches, screwdrivers, pliers, ratchet set etc.)
  • Tire pressure gauge
  • Jumper cables
  • Started fluid if your classic is carburated
  • Fuses
  • Multipurpose tool containing knife, pliers, screwdriver, wire cutters, etc.
  • Rags/towels (blanket optional)
  • Pen, pencil and paper
  • Roadside flares
  • Tape (electrical or duct)
  • Bottles of water
  • Granola or energy bars
  • "Help" and "Gas" sign. "For Sale" sign if you're really pissed!
  • A box or durable bag to put it all into
And lastly (and this almost goes without saying) your cell phone. Depending on if you have a signal or not it could be your most important tool or a fantastic time waster as you play Angry Birds waiting for the tow truck.

As they say, "if you pack it you won't need it, but if you forget you're... Well just don't forget!

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