Essential To Keep In Your Car

Think of the safety items that you require in your car. What springs to mind? Airbags? Seatbelts? Of course they do, and rightly so. Those are some of the most important safety features in any car. How would you react though if we were to tell you that there are a few safety objects that are almost as important in terms of safety as airbags and seatbelts and yet majority of the drivers forget to carry them in the car? Well, there are in fact a few such items that a lot, if not all of the drivers do not consider a part of the required safety checklist. Sometimes if not for deliberate ignorance, simple forgetfulness will bring you down in situations where you require certain items and you forget to pack them.

So here, we bring you a list of the things that you should always carry in your car to make your journeys safer and more stress-free.

  • Spare tire with tire jack and tire iron in case of a flat tire.
  • Car insurance, claim forms, contact info for your car auto shop.
  • Booster (Jumper) cables in case of dead batteries.
  • Your car owner’s manual for general reference and troubleshooting.
  • Fix a flat for plugging a tire leak long enough to get you to auto shop.
  • Duct tape and WD-40 Aerosol spray for a number of emergency fixes.
  • Tire pressure gauge to check tires monthly.
  • Leather work gloves for when you need to touch hot things under the hood or keep your hands clean when changing your car tire.
  • First aid kits in case of accidents or injury.
  • Energy bars and water bottles in case of a natural disaster or in case you are stranded.
  • Waterproof flashlights for changing tires in the dark or for finding your way around at night.
  • Reflective triangles flares so other cars can see you if you need to stop your car on the road at night.
  • Matches or other fire-starters.
  • Fire extinguisher incase of a fire.
  • Battery powered radio and extra batteries to check for weather conditions.
  • Old cell phone, powered off, with fully charged battery in case you need to call for assistance.
  • Maps for when you don’t have access to GPS.
  • Compass in case you get lost.
  • Multipurpose utility tool for various survival needs.
  • Extra emergency cash or cash only situations.
  • Seatbelt cutter/window breaker tool in case you are ever stuck in your car and need to get out ASAP.

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4 Comments Add yours

  1. inspirechief says:

    Very informative. Thank you for sharing.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. GS says:

      Glad you found the list helpful.

      Liked by 1 person

  2. Manoj Mehra says:

    Very hélpful information.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. GS says:

      Glad you found the list helpful.


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