If you are a car owner, you might be interested to know what are the essential items or tools to have in your car, at all times. You should know that a car needs these essential items in the boot or cabin to make your life a whole lot better. Imagine if you’re stuck on the road or your car breaks down in the middle of nowhere and your phone’s dead, what would you do? First of all, you should always remember to bring your charger and just have a spare charging cable in the car for use at any time.
A first aid kit is an important little box that can possibly save you from a lot of trouble and even help save lives. What it does is provide necessary aid before medical help arrives. It also allows you to treat minor injuries that do not require professional medical aid. It is best to keep a portable first aid kit in the car for emergency use and learn how to use it.
It’s difficult to imagine anyone to ever run out of fuel, these days. It might be a good idea to keep an empty fuel container on standby in your car. A 4-litre container can hold just enough petrol to get your car to the nearest fuel pump, should your car is all drained out.
A luminous jacket or overcoat might be overkill to keep in the car. But, when a mishap happens, especially if you’re driving an older car or at night, it could probably save your life! Just think of this scenario: you’re stranded on a mountain road with no light after midnight and your phone has no signal. Scary huh?
It also isn’t a bad idea to keep some drinks or light snacks in the car. In the event of a breakdown, the first thing you do is scrambling for your phone to call someone for help. After that, it’s usually a long wait, especially if you’re stranded in the middle of nowhere. During that time, instead of panicking why not drink some water or open a bag of chips?
A number of cars in this country break down because of a battery fault or a dead battery. A car battery fault could be a manufacturer defect or a lack of attention by the owner, so it’s high time to check your car’s battery if there are signs of start-up delays. If your car’s immobile from a battery related issue, you need to call a friend and have jumper cables ready. The cables need to be affixed to the relevant points to start the car.
The above items are important but none is as important as a portable hazard sign. All cars come standard with a hazard sign as it is required by the authorities. Should your car break down, it is required by law to put a warning hazard sign or triangle 10 metres behind your car.
Here is a list of the items you need
- Car charger
- First aid kit
- Empty fuel can
- Luminous jacket/clothing
- Drinks or light snacks
- Jumper cables
- Warning triangle/breakdown hazard sign