5 Important Items to Always Keep in Your Car

5 Important Items to Always Keep in Your Car

We can’t always plan for what is going to happen when we get behind the wheel of a car. However, although we cannot prevent everything from happening, we can do our best to be prepared in the event of an emergency. Although we hope that we never find ourselves in a serious or urgent situation, there are things that we can do to prepare for one.

Here are 5 important items that you should keep in your vehicle at all times.

1) First Aid Kit

One of the most important things to keep in your car – as well as in your home and elsewhere – is a first aid kit. First aid kits are so important because they contain many essential items such as antibiotic cream and bandages, which can help you to care for an injured person. You can customize your own first aid kit to include what you feel is most important, or you can enjoy the convenience of a premade kit for purchase.

2) Bottles of Water

Finding an item that can serve dual purposes can be extremely beneficial and can save us precious space for other important items in our vehicle. Maintaining bottles of water in your car can serve multiple purposes: you can drink them to stay hydrated, can use them to cool down a radiator that is overheating, and can also utilize them to clean your clothing of any oil after changing a tire.

3) Spare Tire

A fairly common reason for the breakdown of your vehicle is a flat tire. Sometimes, we drive over sharp objects that can puncture our tires, letting air escape. When this occurs, it is extremely beneficial to have a spare tire. However, it is equally important to know how to change the tire, which will also require having the right tools.

4) Tool Kit

In addition to having to change a tire on the side of the road, there are many reasons as to why a variety of tools are key in helping you. You can choose to purchase a tool kit or may customize your own. Either way, it is important to consider having the following tools in your kit:

  • Tire gauge
  • Screwdrivers
  • Duct tape
  • Antifreeze
  • Brake fluid
  • Pliers

5) Warm Clothing and Blankets

 It is always a good idea to have items that can help to keep you warm, should you find yourself stuck in your car without a working heater. Some things that may be very beneficial to keep in your vehicle include warm clothing such as sweaters and sweatshirts as well as blankets and sleeping bags.

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