15 Things to Have in Your Car

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15 Things to Have in Your Car
By: Luke Shaff ~ 3/24/2023


It's essential to keep certain items in your car for safety, convenience, and preparedness. These are 15 things you should consider having in your vehicle:

  • Owner's manual: This book provides valuable information about your car's features, maintenance, and troubleshooting.
  • Spare tire, tire jack, and lug wrench: These are crucial for changing a flat tire on the road.
  • Tire pressure gauge: To regularly check your tire pressure and maintain optimal performance and safety.
  • Jumper cables: For jump-starting your car in case of a dead battery or helping someone else in need.
  • First aid kit: To treat minor injuries, cuts, or scrapes in case of an emergency.
  • Flashlight and extra batteries: Useful for illuminating dark areas or signaling for help during nighttime emergencies.
  • Reflective warning triangles or flares: To alert other drivers of your presence when you're stopped on the side of the road.
  • Blanket or warm clothing: For keeping warm in cold weather, especially if you're stranded and waiting for help.
  • Non-perishable snacks and bottled water: To have on hand in case you're stuck in your car for an extended period.
  • Multi-tool or basic toolkit: For making minor repairs or adjustments to your vehicle.
  • Portable phone charger or power bank: To keep your phone charged during emergencies or long drives.
  • Maps or a GPS device: To help navigate unfamiliar areas, especially if your phone battery dies or you lose service.
  • Umbrella or rain gear: For staying dry during unexpected rainstorms.
  • Traction aids, like a small shovel, sand, or cat litter: To help your car gain traction if you get stuck in snow or mud.
  • Extra windshield wiper fluid: To maintain visibility in various weather conditions.

Remember to regularly check and replace items as needed, and tailor your car's emergency kit to suit your specific needs and local climate conditions.