By Guest Author, Lauren Byrd*
There are a few items that every driver should keep stocked in their car at all times. Read through these 5 things to make sure you are prepared for anything!
- Tire Pressure Gauge
You never know when you might experience a tire problem or lose pressure in your tires. Checking your tire pressure before getting on the road is an important tip that could prevent a tire blowout or possible accident. Also, being worried about low tire pressure could be a possible distraction while driving.
- Jumper Cables
Jumper cables are a great item to store in your car. Having these in your car will be helpful in case your car battery dies. You might also run into someone who needs your help and assistance and will be extremely happy that you were prepared with jumper cables.
- Tire Inflator
If you find that one of your tires is low, having a tire inflator packed can be very useful to have on hand! Make sure that when you are airing up your tires, you are following the guidelines on proper tire inflation.
- First Aid Kit
Be prepared for anything by packing a first aid kit and storing it in your vehicle. Pack things like pain relievers, antibiotic ointment, bandages, gauze pads, scissors, tweezers, hand sanitizer, and a digital thermometer.
- Roadside Emergency Card
Investing in a roadside service can be extremely beneficial! Sometimes, unexpected things happen. Most roadside service companies offer a flat tire service, battery service, emergency service, fuel delivery, and even towing. Keep your roadside emergency card in your car at all times to be prepared for the unexpected.
* Lauren is a contributing writer and media specialist for Mavis Discount Tire. She regularly produces content for a variety of lifestyle and automotive blogs based around driver safety tips, auto service tips, and more.