Do you have air in your spare? Why would I ask such a silly question? You might say I’ve learned from practical experience. I had a flat tire today. But, there’s more to the story than that. I went to replace the tire with my “donut” spare tire. The bad part was the donut was flat too. Fortunately the flat happened while I was in town, so I was able to resolve the issue without too much effort. This incident, however, really got me thinking about safety and being prepared.
I decided to create a list of the bare minimum that everyone should have in each car they drive.
11 items everyone should have in their car:
- Drinking water and snack food
- Blankets and warm clothes
- Cell phone and charger
- Paper and pencil/pen
- Toilet paper
- Tire changing kit (spare tire with air, jack, lug wrench, gloves)
- Air pump
- 12 foot jumper cables
- Fluids: oil, anti-freeze, windshield fluid
- First aid kit
Did I miss anything important? Please add a comment to let me know.