You can outfit your vehicle with a variety of emergency gear, but consider the CarAIDE Multi-Tool 3S that provides nearly everything you need in one package. The heart of the product is a tough water- and shock-resistant flashlight, an extra-loud alarm and strobing SOS flasher with a 755-foot range. It also functions as a 12-volt battery charger and in a pinch can be used to break glass and cut seat-belt fabric. You can also use it to charge your phone, tablet, or other electronic devices. Last but not least, the CarAIDE is magnetized so it will stick to your vehicle’s metal surfaces (handy when changing tires or working under the hood at night). You can get one for $120 at

Self-contained safety tool