For many of us, our personal vehicle is not just a convenience but a necessity. When something happens to put it out of commission, our lives are affected dramatically. Chances are, if you are not at home when an emergency strikes, you will be in, or near, your vehicle. So, for the majority of us, our everyday car or pickup truck will need to be ready to serve us in nearly any emergency big or small, while driving to the local grocery store or taking a cross-country trip, while changing a flat tire or surviving a serious accident, blizzard, hurricane, tornado or whatever else in the middle of nowhere. Consider these maintenance activities and supply items to keep a vehicle running efficiently and prepare it for an unexpected emergency.