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Sunday, October 11, 2015

Road Trip Car Essentials - 26 Must-Haves Before Hitting the Road

Road Trip Car Essentials - 26 Must-Haves Before Hitting the Road
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Before taking off in your car for any type of road trip it is important that you take your car into your local mechanic and it get it thoroughly inspected and serviced. Any issues will need to be repaired before you leave.

A few weeks before your planned road trip is is important to assemble some of the essentials that you may need while on the road or if you encounter an emergency.

Here is our list of must-have road trip car essentials.

* Garmin GPS (our favorite) or Maps
* Flashlight or Battery-Operated Lantern
* Roadside Assistance Card (Like AAA)
* Can of Extra Oil
* Can of Fix-a-Flat
* Spare Tire with Tire Changing Tools
* Small Toolbox
* Emergency Road Flares
* Fire Extinguisher
* Jumper Cables
* 1 Gallon Emergency Water for Vehicle
* Throw Blanket
* Travel Pillow
* Paper Towels or Hand Wipes
* Emergency Snacks
* Emergency Bottled Water
* Two Rolls of Quarters (Toll Roads, Vending Machines)
* Cellphone (To Call For Emergency Help)
* Spare Car Keys
* Auto Insurance Card
* Car Registration Card
* Medical Insurance Card
* Car Owner's Manual
* Copies of Your ID
* Emergency Contact List (In-Case of Lost Cellphone)
* First-Aid Kit + OTC Medications and RX Medications
* Emergency Cash (Hidden in Vehicle)
* Umbrella or Rain Jacket/Poncho
* Roll of Toilet Paper

If you make a list of all of the essential items that you will need for your road trip ahead of time and assemble them all together, you will be much more prepared and won't encounter any last minute trip preparation or stress. Having these items available to you while traveling on the road will help make your trip smoother, more enjoyable and hopefully you will be prepared for any unforeseen emergencies.

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1 comment:

jopb said...

I can't think of anything you missed. I need to get a small fire extinguisher for the car. I always bring extra napkins, but I might have forgotten the roll of toilet paper. Thanks for this comprehensive list.