Issues with your car will come up when you least expect them and usually at inconvenient times. To help diagnose the issue, get you back on the road ster, and safe, there are a handful of items that you should always keep in your car. Not sure what they are? Keep reading!
1. Jumper Cables – Batteries die and jumper cables will get you back on the road so you can get a new battery installed quickly.
2. First Aid Kit – Experiencing an unexpected injury? Involved in a car accident? A first aid kit will hold you over with the necessary supplies until EMTs arrive or until you can get to a hospital.
3. Spare Tire – Most recent model cars have run flats but if you have an older car and experience a flat tire, having a spare tire in your trunk will get you back on the road in no time!
4. Jack and Lug Wrench – Have a flat tire and need to put on your spare? Without a jack and lug wrench, you will have no way to jack up the car and take off the old tire.
5. Air Pump – Are you outside of town, possibly on a road trip, and notice your tire pressure is low? Avoid a tire blow out by keeping an air pump in your trunk.
6. Tire Pressure Gauge – Small and inexpensive, a tire pressure gauge will be able to help you determine how much air to put in your tires and can be conveniently stored in the center console or glove box of your car.
7. A Durable Multi Tool – Having a durable multi tool can help with virtually any scenario.
8. Hazard Triangles and Flares – When experiencing car troubles at night, it can be hard for drivers passing by to see you stopped on the shoulder of the road. Utilize hazard triangles, flares, and even safety vests to make yourself more visible.
9. Blanket – Whether you’ve broken down in the middle of winter, need to change a spare, or are cleaning off tools, a car blanket is great to have for all different reasons.
10. Flashlight – Keeping a flashlight in your car will help you find things that may have fallen in or under the seats or help see at night when you’re experiencing car troubles.