Whether you are just driving around town or if you are planning to take a road trip, there are some essential things that you should stash either in your glovebox or trunk to help keep you safe while on the road. Here is a list of items that you will need if you want to compile your own homemade auto emergency kit. You can also purchase a ready-made kit at many auto centers. Always take the time to familiarize yourself with everything in the kit. Learn to use any tools that are unfamiliar to you. If you don't know how to do so already, learn how to jump-start a car.