15 Simple Things You Should Always Have in Your Car

The key to dealing with all emergency scenarios is being prepared

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Drivers should always stay positive and hope for the best, but they should also always plan for the worst. Don’t ignore this simple cliché when it comes to being on the road, especially as the weather gets cold. Your cell phone is by no means enough.

A car emergency kit can be the difference between getting home safely and being stranded for days hoping other people will pass by and help. You can store many necessary survival items in the glove compartment in case the trunk is full of other stuff. Choose small packages to save even more room.

If you have to leave the car to search for help, leave a piece of paper with your name, phone number and destination. Maybe you’ll get lucky and someone will pass by. It’s a good idea to always tell someone where you’re going before getting in the vehicle.

The key to dealing with all emergency scenarios is to be ready. Just a few minutes in your driveway checking tire pressure and engine oil level can prevent hours of misery on the road.

Don’t ever get caught unprepared. Make sure that you have the items on this list in your car. It can save you and your passengers’ lives.

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