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Essential items you should have in your car

We all want to keep our cars as clean and tidy as possible. But there are some things you must have in your vehicle at all times. In emergencies or times of need, having these essential items in your car could help save you from a big headache.

Oil

Having to top up the oil in your car can delay your journey for a long time, especially if you have to take a walk somewhere to find a bottle. Buying your own and keeping it in your car will save you time and a potentially large expense – especially if you have to buy from a garage.

Water

Having a few bottles of water in your car can be perfect for two situations – 1) when you’re stuck in the car for a long time and need a refreshment and 2) when your car is overheating and you have to top up the radiator. Just make sure to change it regularly if you are thinking of drinking your supply.

Phone charger

Whether it’s one you plug in to the car or a small portable one, having the ability to recharge your phone in an emergency can be a lifesaver. When you need to call for help, you need your phone. So this is a no-brainer.

Spare tyre

This seems like a simple one, but making sure your spare tyre is okay and ready for use is something we often overlook. You may want to also include a jack and some tools to help you change the tyres.

Blankets

In the winter time, there is always a danger of getting stuck in a traffic jam and starting to feel the cold. You won’t be able to keep the engine running, so you will want to wrap up warm. Keeping a few blankets in the back will be useful in an emergency situation.


published: 23/02/2018 09:17:02

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