MINT HILL, NC – Every time we run an article about things to keep in the car like we did last week, we always get some calls and emails asking us for more ideas. Fortunately, there’s a lot of things worth recommending! Here are three more things you can keep in your car.
- Non-perishable snacks – as silly as this sounds, this is actually something I see recommended a lot among survivalists and other emergency experts. In the event, you’re stuck waiting for someone – a tow truck, an Uber, whatever – after a breakdown, a non-perishable food item is great to have as depending on where you are, wait times can belong.
- Spare washer fluid – a gallon is about $3 to $5. Very handy in conditions like snow and dust. the cost-to-benefit ratio is good, it’s an easy thing to stock up on.
- A way to charge devices that don’t run off of your car. We keep a portable phone charger device in our company van. It was a bit pricey – about $80 – but it also doubles as a car jumper and can charge a standard iPhone two times before needing a charge itself. If your car dies, you’ll need a way to contact someone for help, and the last thing you need is a dead phone that you can’t charge because your car is dead too. Depending on how far away from home you are, this could be a literal lifesaver.
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