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10 Essential Things That You Should Keep in Your Car Trunk

10 Essential Things That You Should Keep in Your Car Trunk

Do you have everything you need when your vehicle broke down or experience a very sudden malfunction? We know for a fact that no one can predict when or where you’re car will break down and it is so frustrating if you found no help in sight. That being said, we gather a bunch of essential things that you should keep in your car trunk.


For Emergencies and Repair


  1. Tire changing tools

Most cars often experienced a flat tire, and changing it might be simple if you have some essential tools such as spare tire, jack, lug wrench (with a socket on one end and a pry bar on the other) and some WD-40.


  1. Tire sealant

No one likes being stranded by a roadside due to a flat tire. Tire sealant kit is useful as you can fix it without even waiting for a tow truck to haul your vehicle. There are many brands available in the market like Slime, Penray (and a lot more) that you can grab.


  1. Jumper cables

Owning a working set of jumper cables for your dead battery is an advantage. However, every driver should know well how to use it as improper handling this tools might cause huge troubles. Read the instructions from the manual or label before connecting cables in your battery.


  1.  Hazard triangle/flares

Warning triangles is a tool that allows other drivers to be alert for issues ahead of them. It comes with bright color with reflective tape that catches the headlights or the sun. It is the best warning device that prevents accidents or injuries.


  1. Gas can

It might not advisable to keep a full extra gas in your trunk but a gas can will save you when you’re empty. You can walk the nearest gas station and fill it in and pour it into your tank then ready to go.


  1. Duct tape

This might sound odd but believe me, a duct tape can temporary fix everything. A roll of silver magic can be useful for temporary car mirror damage, scratch, holes, and many others.


  1. Dash cam

A dash cam actually makes sense in your car, as this device will record some facts in any accidents along the road that may give you a legal headache. It can provide evidence that tells who’s responsible or who’s to blame for any issues that might happen on the road.


  1. Tire-pressure monitoring system

Tire pressure is another factor that you should have in your trunk as this will allows you to check the right tire gauge before moving forward (most likely during a long drive) always remember that keeping your car tire inflated will bring a lot of benefits.


  1. Fire extinguisher

Car engine fire may seldom happen but it could be better if you are ready for this crisis. Buy a portable handy fire extinguisher and set it aside along with your other emergency kit.


Additional Tools for Health and Other Purposes


  1. First aid kit

A first aid kit can help you respond to common injuries thus keeping these basic supplies will help you know how to execute first treatment for bruises and scratch before heading to the hospital (if needed)


  1. Flashlight

Some incidents may happen during the night time and it is impossible to check the culprit if you have no light at all. Hence grab a tool (flashlight) that gives light in the dark


  1. Food

There might be stores along the way wherein you can buy food but being stranded in the wilderness is one huge problem. Keep some snacks like dried fruits, energy bars, biscuits and of course a couple (or more) bottle of water that saves your life when being stuck.


We are all keeping our fingers crossed and wish not to experience any unfavorable incidents but sometimes life isn’t fair and it would be nice if you’ve got everything just in case something did happen. Now, do you think your car need’s more attention before you travel? If so, call us at (718) 297- 9797 and we will render you prompt services anytime.