My car battery died on Monday. I had to get a jumpstart before work. So I popped the trunk, opened my emergency kit and used the jumper cables for the first time on MY car. I've helped other people, I but never needed a jump before on my own vehicle.
If your car broke down or if you slid into a snowbank, would you have the equipment you needed to help yourself? A lot of people have jumper cables, a flashlight or flares. Maybe a snow shovel or a blanket. Do you have snacks? I used to... until I threw out the rock-hard decade-old Power Bars a couple of years ago... and never replaced them. So, I need to add some things to my emergency kit. Yahoo has some excellent suggestions. If you don't have an emergency/winter kit, their list is a good start. And if you have a new driver in the family who has a new (or new to them) car, this would be the perfect way to say I LOVE YOU for Valentine's Day.