Why do I need an emergency car kit?

f you're like most people, you probably think of an emergency car kit as something that is only necessary for long road trips. However, there are many other reasons why you might need one of these kits. In fact, even if you don't own a car, it's still a good idea to have an emergency kit handy. In this article, we will discuss the reasons why you need a car emergency kit and what to include in it!There are many reasons why someone might need an emergency car kit. Some examples include:

  • Breaking down or getting stuck in a remote area
  • Having to stop and change a flat tyre
  • Hitting an animal such as a kangaroo or wombat
  • Car battery failure
  • Natural disaster
  • In times of roadside emergency, roadside assistance may be unavailable 

What should I put in my emergency car kit?

First Aid Kit

This should include supplies for treating minor injuries, such as bandages, gauze pads, and adhesive tape.


If you take any medications regularly, be sure to pack them in your emergency kit. You may also want to include over-the-counter medications like pain relief medication and anti-diarrhoea medication.

Food and Water

It's important to have plenty of food and water in case you get stranded or have to evacuate your home. Pack foods that are high in calories and nutrients, such as energy bars and dried fruit.

Clothing and Shelter

If you get stranded in bad weather, you'll need warm clothing and a shelter to keep you warm and dry. Pack a raincoat, boots, hats, and gloves, as well as a tent or sleeping bag.

Emergency supplies

This includes items like a torch, a radio, and batteries.

Other handy items include:

  • Easy access to your car manual
  • Spare cash
  • Jumper cables
  • Fire extinguisher or retardant

Which car kit is the best?

We're glad you asked! The Prepa Justin Case has been specifically created as an emergency car kit. We looked at other emergency car kits and noticed that no other's had created a kit comprehensive enough to ensure peace of mind, so we did it ourselves.

The Justin Case is designed for those unpredictable moments that can leave you feeling caught out. With an incredibly useful selection of practical essentials, you are covered for all sorts of surprises. When it comes to being prepared, a little goes a long way - and makes a real difference!

When would I use it?

This kit is designed to keep at hand and for on the go, it includes everything you might need for a minor emergency, unforeseen event or just those forgetful moments. It is a compact option that would fit perfectly in the boot of your car, in the laundry or on the bench in your garage. Family member heading interstate? Our kit makes the perfect companion for the journey.

All the items you need, conveniently stored in a heavy duty canvas tool bag. Built tough with internal pockets for organisation and a large zip opening to keep it secure and easy to access. Only 30 cm long and under 3kg, this is easy to store anywhere convenient!

What other tools should I carry in my car?

Aside from the supplies mentioned in the emergency car kit above, for extra peace of mind, it's worth considering packing the following items in your car:


  • Tyre repair kit
  • Air compressor or air pump
  • Spare tyre
  • Tool kit
  • Jumper leads
  • Extra clothes in case of cold weather or severe weather

As you can see, there are many reasons why you might need an emergency car kit. Whether you're taking a long road trip or just want to be prepared for anything, these kits are a necessity. Traveling in Australia can be unpredictable and emergencies happen when we least expect them to. Be prepared for anything by packing an emergency car kit!