Wondering what to keep in your car for an emergency? Having a few essentials on hand equips you for any eventuality, big or small. Here’s a quick list to get you started on a collection of emergency car accessories.
12 Essential Things You Should Keep in Your Car
A crank-powered flashlight is always ready to go—no need to worry about battery life or safety in extremes of temperature. Use it for extra light when changing a tire, to alert passers-by if you need help or to finally find those Cheerios your kids keep dropping under the seats.
2. Jumper Cables
You never know when you or someone else might need a jump start. Whether or not your car has a habit of dying on you, learn how to use jumper cables just in case. Keep a set in your trunk for emergencies or so that you can be the Good Samaritan to a fellow driver whose car let them down.
3. Disinfectant Wipes or Spray
How many things do you touch before you get in the car – and what might be on the car’s interior surfaces? It can be kind of gross to think about, which is why it’s a good idea to have something on hand to kill the germs that inevitably make their way into the vehicle.
Grab some sanitizing wipes or spay, and disinfect your:
· Steering wheel
· Gear shifter