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Things You Should Keep In Your Car

Whether you commute to work every day or spend plenty of time behind the wheel dropping the kids off at school, practice and everywhere else, we know drivers are in their cars a lot. If you spend hours in the car each week, it’s a good idea to be prepared with the essentials. Our team here at Certified Autoplex has put together a list of things we think are important to keep in your car on a regular basis, and we’re sure they’ll come in handy.

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If you’re someone who always has your trunk full to the brim of random belongings, it may be a good idea to take some time and clean it out. It’s always nice to have extra space in your trunk, but it’s even better when your trunk contains all the right tools and things you need to stay safe and healthy on the road. Check out our list, and let us know if you have any other suggestions in the comments below!

Top Ten Things To Have In Your Car –

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Car Maintenance:

If you’ve ever broken down on the side of the highway in the middle of nowhere, then you know just how frustrating it can be as a car owner. However, there are ways to avoid being completely helpless if you find yourself in this situation, and that’s by being prepared. Here’s a list of a few things to keep in your car in case of mechanical emergencies:

  • Jumper Cables – for a dead battery
  • Spare Tire – be sure it’s in good condition
  • Tire Pressure Gauge

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Survival Kit:

Although it doesn’t happen often, there are definitely situations where you could end up stranded in your vehicle because of dangerous weather or getting lost off the main road. If you spend a lot of time behind the wheel, it may be a good idea to create your own survival kit. Here’s a start to what you should have inside your kit:

  • First aid kit – buy one or DIY
  • Weather radio – battery or solar-powered
  • Maps – traditional, paper maps

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Convenience Items:

Since you’ll be spending a lot of time on the road, you’ll want to be sure you have the necessities needed in order to stay comfortable. There are a ton of comfort and convenience type things you can keep in your car, but we’re going to share a few of them with you now:

  • Spare Change – keep a $5 bill for emergencies
  • Blankets – for emergencies and for outings
  • USB mobile phone charging device
  • Paper towels & a garbage can

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If you’re interested in learning more about what to have in your car to stay prepared, be sure to contact our team here at Certified Autoplex for more information. Drivers are welcome to browse our inventory online and get behind the wheel of a used luxury vehicle today!

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