Things Every Driver Needs In Their Car

checking battery with jumper cables

Did you just purchase a new ride? Oh, what fun! Whether you are a 16-year-old and this is your first car or you have been on the road for decades, with every new car, there are a few essentials you should fill your trunk with. Read over this list of five things every driver needs in their vehicle.

Spare Tire

It seems we always get a flat tire at the worst possible time. Whether you are on a date, on the way to work, or headed to an important appointment, it always seems to happen on such an important day at an inconvenient time. The best way to avoid a delay is to have the materials you need to replace it, including a tire, jack, and lug wrench. And if you are anxious about changing the tire yourself, at least you will have the tools for someone to help you change it.

Jumper Cables

There is nothing worse than hopping in your car, ready to hit the road, only for your car not to start. If you have jumper cables on hand, you won’t be delayed for long. You just need another car close by to help you out.


Whether it’s for loose ends or a loud door that makes your ears screech, WD-40 is just as helpful in the car as it is in the home. You’ll thank us for this one!

Windshield Wiper Fluid

Poor visibility is one of the leading causes of automobile accidents. You can clean off your windshield in a matter of seconds with windshield wiper fluid. Although, make sure you purchase this from a trusted auto shop, as some low-quality products can cause damage to your vehicle.

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First Aid Kit

You never know when you will need a first aid kit until you do need it and you don’t have one. Sometimes accidents take place in the middle of no where without cell service. Be prepared to provide care for yourself and passengers until help comes with a simple first aid kit.

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