If your car breaks down in the summer, especially if you’re in an unfamiliar area, you’ll want to have a car that’s stocked with essentials. Here are some items you should always keep in your car.
1: Food and water! Keeping some snack bars in your glove compartment and a case of water in the trunk could save you while you’re waiting hours for a tow truck to find you, especially on a hot day.
2: A quart of oil. Most people don’t check their oil as often as they should, and if your oil starts to get low when you’re in the middle of a long drive or you start having car troubles, having a quart in the backseat can save you from a disaster.
3: A cell phone charger if your car supports it. Today a cell phone can get you out of just about any situation—you can even make emergency calls when you’re out of range. If you break down, you will want your cell phone.
That’s just a few of the things you should keep in your car during the summer. Check your fluids and drive safe, and hopefully you’ll avoid a breakdown! Tell us at Bradshaw Automotive what other things you think we should keep in our cars as well in the comments below!