Being stranded at the side of the road is a situation that you never want to be in; however, it is a situation that most of us have found ourselves in either as a driver or a passenger. Cars can have the habit of breaking down at inconvenient times such as heavy traffic or in inconvenient places, like in the middle of nowhere. A car survival kit is often one of those things that you don't think about until it's too late.
As the Boy Scouts motto states, "Be Prepared", so that you are ready, willing and able to do what is necessary in any situation that comes along. Having breakdown cover or driving a newer model car under warranty - complete with roadside assistance - can often lull us into a false sense of security. This car survival kit covers the basics that any driver should carry, but also has suggestions for items that you may have overlooked.