Whether you’re buying a car for the first time, buying a new car or even just cleaning out your old car, there are certain things you want to make sure to have in your car at all times. Before you ride off into the sunset, take time to make sure you’ve got these commonly needed items set and ready to go.
Obviously you want to be prepared in case there is an emergency while you are in your car. A first aid kit, escape tool and emergency lighting should all be readily available any time you leave home in your car. These supplies should likely also include Supplies to keep yourself safe and comfortable while waiting for a tow, if needed.
Food and Water
Among those emergency supplies should be the basics of food and water to keep yourself awake and hydrated in case you’re stuck in your car for a long time. A little bit of food, water to stay hydrated especially in hot climates and maybe something caffeinated to keep yourself alert can make a huge difference and keep you safe. Whether you’re stuck in the car waiting because of an accident, traffic or a car problem that leaves you calling for a tow, there’s no telling when that little snack is going to make a big difference.
Sometimes, you won’t need to call a tow truck, if you have emergency supplies for your car as well as yourself. Some basic spare parts and the skillset to install them can save you time and money. If nothing else, you should know how to change a tire and jump start a dead battery, in case of emergency.
Perhaps the most important thing to have in your car is a way to communicate. These days, most everyone has a cell phone to call if they get stuck in their car far from home, but it’s important to have a way to recharge that phone in case of emergency, or an alternative in case you’re stuck somewhere with no signal.
With this checklist taken care of, you’re ready for most anything the world can throw at you. It’s easy to forget them, because most of the time you won’t need them, but if you don’t have them when you do need them, you’ll be in big trouble. So put together a little care package for your car and drive safely, secure in the knowledge that you are absolutely ready for whatever comes your way.