Car is a person’s second home. After home and office, we spend the most of our time in car and it should be totally maintained and filled with all the necessary items and products to keep us safe and secure. Either, you drive your vehicle once in a week or daily. It should contain all the important products for your safety and your family’s safety.
All the car documents Insurance/driving license
Duct Tape can do wonders. Silencer breaks up? Side glass breaks up? Any sort of leakage in fluids from any pipe? Fix it with duct tape or any kind of emergency repair can be fixed with this useful product.
Spare Wheel: Bad time never tells before coming. A single piece of the nail can destroy your tyre and can puncture it. Always keep a well maintained spare wheel in your trunk. Check the air pressure of spare wheel at least every month or before leaving for a long road trip.
Multi-Tool Kit: A kit containing all the necessary tools needed to open/close any nut or bolts. Cut any wire, etc.
Tire Pressure Gauge: Air expands in summers and contacts in winters or day and night. It creates change in air pressure. Low or high pressure in
Dash Cam: If you are a confident driver, a dash cam can prove that you are not guilty and also it’s easy to claim from insurance companies with video proof.
Tire Inflator: In a hurry and not in a mood to change a
Flares / Reflective Triangles: Need to stop the car at the corner of the street for an emergency? Open up hazards, set up the reflective triangle or flair so any speedy car won’t hit you from the back.
Emergency Money: Just hide at least 100 bucks at any corner of the car which you can use when there are no ATM’s available or God forbid if you get robbed.
Microfiber Cloth for cleaning windows: The people like me with not so perfect eyesight knows the struggle when light hits the windscreen and make me blind for a second. All this happens due to little stains or spots which can be removed easily with a microfiber cloth and it leaves a shine behind.
Car charger: Half of our day ends up with our cellphone and with the worries to charge the phone. Keep a charger in your car to always charge your phone while driving.
Emergency numbers: A cellphone can get off at any time or God forbid you can get caught in an accident. Write down all the emergency contact numbers on a piece of paper and keep them safe at any visible place of your car and in your wallet.
Tow strap: Shit happens! Stuck in sand or snow? Engine failure? Anything unusual? Keep a tow strap so that you can ask for help from someone nearby to drop you till nearest safety point.
Jumper Cables: Car battery went down? Ask your friend or any stranger to share some current from their car battery through jumper cables. Problem solved.
Important medications: Some medicines don’t come in the first aid kit. Like vomit, diarrhea, anti-allergy or medicines for minor headaches.
WD-40: Any nut or bolt got stuck? WD-40 is always here to help you in this situation.
Jump Start Kit: Unable to find a friend or any stranger nearby to help you to jumpstart your car. No worries, use a jump start kit instead of taking favors from anyone.
Plastic Mats: No one likes the dirty car. Place some plastic mats in your car so you can very easily clean them up if any edible item fell down or someone enters a car with dirty shoes.
Car Cover Cloth: If you park your car under the sun, start using car covers today to prevent your car from getting sunburned and damaged.
For Extra Cautious People
Prepaid charged cellphone: Again a cheap, prepaid and charged cell phone kept somewhere hidden in a car for any kind of emergency or tracking of car. You can easily find cellphones whose battery lasts for more than 7 days.
Extra fuel: Keep some extra fuel, 1 gallon maybe to reach to the nearest gas station.
Window breaker & seat belt cutter: Caught in any weird emergency? Cut the belt, break the window and come out of the car.
Fire Extinguisher: It’s a very rare case that your car might catch any fire, but if it does, it completely destroys it. You can keep a small emergency fire extinguisher under your seat for
Maps: Yes, I am talking about those offline paper maps in case of mobile battery went down or any mishap happens.
Weather Radio: A cheap weather radio which works with batteries can tell you about the extreme weather conditions.
Spare switches for fuse box: It’s in a very rare situation that electrical problem may occur. But when it does, it creates a total mess. One must definitely keep some extra switches and also learn to change any fused switch.
Reflective vest: Stuck on a highway with nowhere near you. Wear the reflective vest to let the by passers know about you and you might get any help from someone. Otherwise, no one can see you.
Extra clothes: An extra trouser, a shirt, a pair of socks and
Pepper spray / Taser: For the pretty ladies out, what if your car breaks up near dirty neighborhood. Just keep a pepper spray or a Taser ready in your hand to deal with any crook for these situations.
Breathalyzer: No one likes to pay heavy fines after the parties or harm anyone with rash driving. Just invest on a breathalyzer to check if you’re okay to drive.
A spare bottle of coolant: The heat meter could go up at any time. Keep an extra bottle of coolant with you so you don’t have to run for finding one if the car breaks up.
For A Healthy And Comfortable Trip
Towels: to keep you dry from sweat/rain/ or clean any spills.
A perfume: to keep a pleasant atmosphere inside your car.
Sunglasses: to protect your eyes from UV rays of sunlight.
Hand sanitizer: to clean your hands before eating anything.
Stationary / Pen / Pencil / Notebook: Maybe marking on maps, noting down any number/address, writing a note or anything.
Blanket: Car broke down? No way of getting back to the destination before sunrise. Use survival blanket and sleep.
For Snow / Desert
Ice Scraper: to remove any ice/snow from the windows during winter.
Shovel: If your car has ever been stuck in sand or snow, you should definitely know the importance of shovel to remove sand/snow from the side of tires.
Bag Of Sand or Kitty Litter to be kept in the trunk and used for an emergency to provide traction for your car’s