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What Equipment Should You Have in Your Vehicle?

List of items to keep in your car

Maybe you’ve just recently bought a new vehicle, or maybe you’re just looking to reorganize. Regardless, many drivers eventually start to wonder what types of useful gear they should keep in their vehicles. With vehicle interiors being so spacious and cargo-friendly, it only makes sense to make the most out of all that storage space. We’ve put together a list of items to keep in your car to get you started.

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One of the most common items drivers like to keep around is a pair of jumper cables. Dead batteries happen to the best of us, so planning ahead and keeping jumper cables in your car is a great way to stay prepared. Similarly, a spare tire is another piece of equipment that’s highly recommended to keep in your vehicle. Like a dead battery, tire problems can occur at any moment. Having a backup tire handy will save you and your passengers a lot of headaches.

An assortment of vehicle supplies over a white backgroundUseful Safety Items to Put in a Car

Keeping a first aid kit in your vehicle is a good idea. You never know when an emergency could arise, and even the most basic first-aid kit can prove helpful while waiting for EMTs to arrive. While fire extinguishers are more situational, it’s a vital tool to have on-hand in the event of a fire. And last but definitely not least: a flashlight. Roadside vehicle problems can be a pain to solve as-is, but having to deal with an emergency with poor visibility can make things even worse. Keeping a flashlight around with some spare batteries isn’t a bad idea.

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