10 things you should always have in your car

Drivers planning long and short trips for personal or business regulator uses, planning for the unexpected is essential. From a flat tire to running out of gas, drivers can encounter any number of roadside troubles. NJM recommends keeping the following items in your car at all times:

Toll booth change/EZ Pass

Car chargers for electronics

Tire gauge

Map or GPS

First aid kit

Roadside emergency kit (basic tools, warning light/flares, gloves, duct tape, etc.)

Flashlight and extra batteries


Nonperishable foods

Jumper cables

Packing the above items in your car is a simple way to prepare for an emergency situation and could save your life. Another important item to keep in your car at all times is your NJM auto insurance policy number and the number for NJM impartial Roadside Assistance. As an NJM customer all you need to do is call the toll-free number, 1-800-FOR-NJMI (1-800-367-6564), and help will be on the way.