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A Precise List of All the Things You Must Have in Your Car

Arjun Kulkarni Sep 30, 2019
When going on a long drive or a road trip, there are a few important things to have in your car that will make the trip a lot more enjoyable. This story lists the things you should keep in your car to be prepared for any situation.

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The thing about road trips is that nothing about them is planned. You just gather a few friends together, start-up the car, and hit the road. But to ensure that the trip remains hassle-free and a lot of fun, you need to make a list of things you need in your car.

Things to Keep In Your Car:

Spare Tire: Just in case any tires on your car face problems.

Car Tools:
Just in case your car breaks down, you'll need the tools to screw and unscrew the apparatus.

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Jack: A crucial piece of equipment often forgotten with other car tools.
Music Player: It may be built in or personal. A long drive can get a bit boring and music is the best way to spice it up.

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CDs: Or any other memory device with music in it that your music player can play.
Video Player: Not an absolute necessity and may bother the driver, but a movie player can be good fun for the passengers on a long trip.

Movie DVDs: A video player could be pretty useless without movies to go with it.
Playing Cards: Car poker can be great fun if you take turns while driving and playing.

A lot of cars don't come with an ashtray, so carry an ashtray so you don't litter outside.

Car Freshener: Keeping the car under the hot sun for too long gives it an irritating smell. Use a car freshener to get rid of it.
Doggie Bag: In emergencies for the ones with motion sickness.

Food and Water: Basic necessities of life. Don't leave the house without anything to eat or drink.

First Aid Kit:
Just in case someone gets hurt on the way.
Compass or a GPS: While the GPS is the ideal thing to find your way when you're lost, the folks who do not have the GPS can make do with a compass.

Cell Phone Charger: Because there will be times when your phone runs out of power.
Basic Hygiene Stuff: Combs, toothbrushes, toothpaste, shaving kit, tissues etc. Stuff you need if you're planning to camp in the car for the night.

Flashlight: Always useful wherever you go. Don't forget the extra batteries.
Battery Charging Kit: Often you might find yourself caught in the cold and the car refuses to start. The battery charging kit will come in really handy.

Road Salt and Shovels: One of the best things to have in your trunk for winter. If you come across a snow-blocked road, pour some of the salt and see the ice melt away in no time.
Pillows and Blankets: Things you need if you're going to camp out at night. Sleeping bags will also come in handy.

Tire Sealant: Tire sealant is a brilliant 'quick fix' for flat tires.
Don't forget the insurance documents, ownership documents, and most importantly, your driver's license.