Essential Tools for your car

Your vehicle’s basic purpose is to get you from A to B. But it can also save your life if you keep the right things inside of it. Here is a list of ten items you should always keep in your car, in no particular order:

  1. An umbrella. You never know when it’s going to rain, and you don’t want your clothes to get soaked or your hair to get messed up. And while we’re on the subject…
  2. A comb/brush. If you’re having a bad hair day this could make all the difference
  3. A safety flare or reflective warning sign. Put this up when you’re changing a tire or pulled over on the side of the road.
  4. A blanket. If you ever get stranded in your car, you’ll need something to keep warm.
  5. Water and granola bars. Also for if you get stranded. Try to keep enough nourishment to last you a couple days, just in case.
  6. Baby wipes. Having these easily accessible can help you keep your car clean. Wipe off your seats, dashboard, radio, and other surfaces once a week to keep your car sparkling!
  7. Good for sneezes, tears, and accidental spills
  8. Ice scraper. This may seem obvious, but no one ever had fun scraping their windows with a credit card after that surprise snowstorm.
  9. Emergency cash. We suggest between $50 – $100. It may seem like a lot, but that money can fill up your gas tank and buy you something to eat if you forget your wallet at home. Just be sure to keep it out of plain sight!
  10. A map. I know it seems quite archaic in the world of GPS and smart phones, but a good, old-fashioned printed map can be extremely helpful when you’re lost in the middle of nowhere with no cell service.

Do you have all of these items in your car? If not, start stocking up! Brought to you by Lincoln of Troy.