15 Things You Need in Your Car Year Round
You never know when you’re going to find yourself in a parking lot with a dead battery, on the side of the road with a flat tire or even in a ditch in frigid weather. So it pays to be prepared. We’ve put together a list of the items you should keep in your car at all time no matter the season.
Warm Hat and Gloves
Staying warm is the most important survival tactic when you’re stranded in the winter. It’s always a good idea to have an extra hat and gloves so you (or an under-clothed guest) can keep warm while getting your car out of a ditch, changing a tire or taking a look under the hood.
Notepad and Pen or Pencil
Cell Phone Car Charger
Simple Tool Kit
There are a few roadside fixes that can be accomplished with some common tools. Pack a couple screwdrivers, pliers, an adjustable wrench and some duct tape. If you can get your car moving again and to a service station with a few Macgyver tricks, you may not only get home safe and sound, you’ll save yourself the cost of a tow. Check out this guide to troubleshooting a car that won’t start.