Essentials You Must Always Carry in Your Car

By on October 2, 2014
car essentials

If you think we are going to talk about emergency kit including supplies like jumper cables, flashlight, and duct tape, we won’t say you got it all wrong! We have got more!!

Some of us keep absolutely nothing in our car trunks, while others have enough packed in live in their cars for weeks. This article deals with things somewhere between these which are essential and we think every car owner should have. Car emergencies can happen anywhere, anytime. These unexpected situations can be stressful if you are not prepared. Let’s start the list.

Driver’s License

The first and most important thing you need to carry is your driver’s license. You must have all the important and essential driving papers, such as title, insurance, and tax with you.

Water

It is quite essential to have a couple of 1 liter bottles of water in your car so that if you are stuck in a traffic jam or in a situation where you can’t get out of your car, you have enough water to support your body.

Dry Snacks

It is a good idea to keep some snacks such as energy bars or granola bars that can provide the energy requirements to keep your strength up and avoid starvation. Keep items for long term storage like almonds, protein bars, bananas, tuna, rice cakes, baby food, etc. One of the best ways to speed up your metabolism and get ripped is by eating every 3 hours. Keeping your car stocked with the right snacks can help keep you on track.

Tool Kit

Make sure you carry basic tools like screwdriver and hammer to avoid any hassle while you are having a hard time changing your tire or dealing with some other parts of your car.

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Extra Clothing

While you are out in the nature, it is always a good idea to have extra clothing in your car. Warm and waterproof are the buzzwords here. These cloths help you in retaining heat and repel water. Adding a shirt and pair of sweatpants is also a good idea.

Flashlight

You can choose between conventional battery operated flashlights or go for more advanced emergency units that do not depend on batteries. Most of such products are multi-taskers featuring radios, glass breaking hammer tips, seat belt cutters and cell phone charging.

First aid box

Most new vehicles come from the factory with a basic first-aid kit already installed, but there are plenty of basic first-aid solutions for older vehicles. You may add things such as sterile dressings, 4-by-4-inch non-adhesive bandages, gauze, anti-bacterial ointment and an irrigation syringe.

Tow Rope

A tow rope is also one of the must carry things in your car, especially for those living in winter countries. It can get you out of a jam before you have to cozy up in that snowdrift.

Portable Battery Charger

A lot of electronic items in your car require a battery to meet their power requirements. Therefore keeping a portable battery charger will help you in charging up these batteries if they are dead.

Multipurpose Knife

A multipurpose or a Swiss knife which provides various functions can be very useful especially when you are travelling with kids.

Tissue Box

Tissues (napkins) have become an essential part of our daily life to keep ourselves clean and hygienic.

Car Perfume

It takes a couple of seconds to apply and refresh your mood thereby making your ride enjoyable. You would not want your car to smell bad especially when you are on a ride with your girlfriend/boyfriend.

While it might sound like a lot, all these stuff do not take up too much space. Hopefully, some of these suggestions will help you with healthy living and safe driving.

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