When things go wrong with your car, it’s usually when you least expect it. It doesn’t matter where you are, you are prone to have anything happen to your car such as blown tires, overheating of the engine or electric issues and malfunctions that can have you ending up on the side of the road.
If you want to stay prepared, there are a few items that you might want to consider keeping in your car:
Extra pair of hand warmers and other items to stay warm such as a blanket or coat. You can also find instant warmer packs. These just need to be rubbed between your hands and the ingredients in the packs react to warmth in your hands and become warm. Place these in your jacket pockets or anywhere else you want warmth. On the other hand, if your car breaks down and you live in a warm climate, be sure to bring water to stay hydrated.
An industrial grade flashlight along with extra batteries in case your car breaks down at night. Industrial grade is suggested because they tend to be made from really tough materials that will work no matter what the weather.
Roadside assistance might seem like it’s unneeded or you never use it, but it’s always a just in case membership. Try membership programs like AAA, Gm Motor Club or Better World. These memberships do usually cost something, but they will be there when you need them the most for road side assistance.
Jumper Cables and an Extra Tire
Jumper cables as well as an extra tire and all the tools necessary for placing a new tire on your car.
A Pre-Paid Phone
A pre-paid phone is a great option to keep in your glove box. These month by month pre-paid phones should only be used in emergencies.