No matter whether you drive primarily in the city or spend time off-roading on one of our many desert trails, problems can happen when you least expect them. No matter how experienced of a driver you are, being stuck with a dead vehicle on a road can be very stressful. That is why we recommend that every driver, no matter where they drive, should carry these 5 things with them in case of an emergency.
Spare tire, jack, and lug wrench.
Flat tires top the list of frustrating car troubles. And it might get even worse when you realize that you do have a spare tire but lack a jack or the lug wrench. Even if you have roadside assistance, it’s always good to have these items on hand in case your phone is out of service, or they can’t come for an extended period of time.
A dead battery is one of the most common malfunctions you might face. Especially because it usually happens in the morning, when you’re trying to get to work. Jumpstarting a car is quite an easy process, as long as you have a set of jumper cables and someone willing to give you a jump.
There are so many uses for WD-40 in everyday life that discussing them might result in a separate book. Of course, this is an important thing to have in a car. From loosening lug nuts and lubricating a creaky door to having to switch a license plate, WD-40 has deserved its place in your trunk.
Windshield wiper fluid.
Low visibility due to rain, snow, or ice are the main reasons for severe and even fatal car crashes in the winter. That is why it is very important to make sure that you have extra windshield wiper fluid in your car. This product helps to keep your windshield clean and clear so that you can see the road.
First aid kit.
Our last item is more about your safety than your car’s: a first aid kit. Inexpensive and easy to store. Accidents happen, and sometimes they might happen on a lonely road. A first aid kit will help take care of any minor scrapes or cuts, and can help keep a more serious injury clean and covered until you can get to help.
Whether you only drive from home to work or planning a road trip with your family, keeping essentials close at hand can be the difference between a smooth trip and a frustrating one. Follow our advice and add these 5 items to your car, truck, or SUV today!