The Essential Items You Should Keep in Your Car

A sedan has an open trunkWhen driving in your car, an emergency situation is probably the last thing you’re thinking about. You’re likely too focused on the road and wherever you’re headed to consider all the possible ways things could go wrong – accident, flooding, dead battery etc.

Because emergencies are not predictable, it’s important to plan ahead to ensure you’re prepared. Here are some essentials you should keep in your car at all times:

Jumper Cables

You never know quite when a battery failure will happen. They can be caused by mistakes such as leaving the lights on or something uncontrollable like extreme temperatures. Either way, you’ll want to be prepared to jump your car so you should come equipped with not just the cables, but the knowledge of how to use them. And in the event someone else’s battery dies, you’ll have the opportunity to be the good Samaritan with the cables handy.

A Spare Key Holder

No matter how careful you are, there’s a good chance you’ll either lock your key in your car or just lose it at some point. Of course, you have an extra set of keys, but where? Back home? You could be hundreds of miles away when you lose your original set. Luckily, you can pretty easily find a magnetic spare key holder that will hide them under your car for safekeeping.

Flashlight, Water, First Aid Kit

You never know when and where you’ll find yourself in an emergency situation. Perhaps you were driving through an unexpected snowstorm or a flashflood and, all of a sudden, you couldn’t move your car. Maybe your car broke down in a remote area and you can’t call for help.

If you’re going to be alone, the first thing you’ll need is water. You’ll also want a flashlight, especially if you’re stuck at night and you want to inspect what’s wrong with your car. Hopefully, you won’t need the first aid kit, but you’ll want to have it just in case you do.

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