Do you ever get the feeling that you’re forgetting something just as you’re about to walk out the front door? Maybe you tap your pockets to check for your wallet or take a quick glance into your purse to make sure that your phone and keys are in place. The same should go for your car. There are some important things to always keep in your vehicle, and we’ll be going over those below.
If you’ve been driving for some time, then you know that your battery will always die at the most inconvenient time! What’s worse is realizing that you don’t have jumper cables in your trunk, forcing you to ask a stranger to borrow theirs. Avoid this annoying eventuality by keeping a set in your trunk at all times.
Most of us are responsible car owners that keep relatively good track of our gas gauges. But none of us really know just when our brains will malfunction, leaving us stranded on the road with an empty fuel tank. Prepare for the worst and keep a gas can in your trunk just in case.
If there’s one thing both you and your vehicle need, it’s water. If your car happens to overheat and you have no coolant in your trunk, water will do the trick in a pinch! Likewise, if you happen to get stranded and you’re dangerously close to dehydration, water can save the day.
Portable Phone Charger
Picture this: it’s the middle of the night, you’re out in the middle of nowhere, you have a flat tire, and your phone is dead. Scary thought, right? Well, apart from being frightening, it’s a very real possibility! Avoid this by carrying a portable phone charger in your car to use for contacting vehicle services.
Getting stranded is one thing, but getting stranded in the middle of the night? No thanks! Unfortunately, there’s a chance it could happen to you. Avoid having to change a tire or look under the hood without a light source by keeping a flashlight in your vehicle at all times.