7 things you should always have in your car
Have you ever had a car break down and been left on the side of road but do not have any tool to troubleshoot the vehicle? Have you ever keep on driving on an empty stomach because you rarely store any food? Some of us keep absolutely nothing in our car, while others have enough packed to live in their cars for weeks. There may be no need to pack your car, but it is definitely necessary to keep yourself prepared.
Here are 7 useful items you should keep in your car.
1. Bottled water
Water is one of the most important things to the mechanics of the human body. And a bottle of water is necessary for sustenance if you get stuck in a traffic jam and have to wait for some time. The bottled water is only a solution to satisfy thirst, but also to clean your seats and help you cool off in hot weather.
2. Mobile power supply
If you are too rushing to check your car carefully before hitting the road, you may bring a mobile power supply with you. It can plug into your car and charge up these batteries if they are all DOA.
3. Car diagnostics kit
Everybody who drives a car should have an automotive scan tool. OBDII scanners can save you a lot of effort determining what the problem is. There are a lot of diagnostic tools on the market. You can choose what you need to store in the rear trunk. For example, if you have a GM or a SAAB, you are suggested to keep a GM Tech2 diagnostic scanner
; if you have a Mercedes Benz, you can try a MB Star product.
4. All-in-one multi-tools kit
car diagnostics tools, a collection of basic tools and an easy-to-follow automobile fix-it guide is quite necessary as it that can get your stranded car out of a pool, gripping and maneuvering small objects, or at least help you smashed walnuts.
These items will probably prevent you from stranding you on the side of the road by a minor problem for quite a long time, and saving you from visiting a fully stocked repair store for a complete repair job.
5. First Aid Kit
Whether you are planning a long distance drive, day trips or just use the car for carpools and shopping, a first aid kit should always be brought along. When you or someone you care gets injured or pains in your car, a basic first aid kit
will probably be the single most important thing you own.
6. Small fire extinguisher
Spontaneous combustion may occur to your car in scorching days. If it really happens, a fire extinguisher can stop something that could turn into a true disaster in time.
7. Spare credit card and cash
If you lose your wallet when you’re out and about, it’s always nice to have a plan B.
I am sure the list above could be expanded, but these are always the tools I keep in my car, saving me lots of frustration in my moments of need.