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The Top List of Things to Put in Your Car After the Purchase

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Most Useful Things to Put in Your Car

So, you’ve made the right choice and are holding in your hands the keys of the most beautiful and lovely car, which will serve you for ages. Pls, accept congratulations from our dealership, and let us make your life on the wheels more comfortable and safer.

A car is a second home for many US drivers, as we spend much time behind the wheel. Those who drive to work and back can take only a driving license, a copy of car registration, and insurance papers to be equipped enough for regular commutes around Indianapolis. But if you want to be well-prepared for longer trips, grab our checklist of the most useful things to keep in your car.

Handy to Everyone

handy things to keep in car

Regardless of your car model and driving skills, these things will come in handy wherever you go.

First Aid Kit

Most drivers neglect the first aid kit and inspect it only once. However, it is important to pay attention to the expiration date of medications and store the first aid kit properly. The most convenient place is under the seat, to have it always at hand and prevent it from overheating, especially in the warm season. A first aid kit should contain:

  • Different plasters and bandages;
  • Gauze dressing;
  • Antiseptics;
  • Painkillers such as paracetamol or aspirin;
  • Disposable sterile gloves;
  • Tweezers;
  • Scissors;
  • Safety pins;
  • Any important medications you require, including antihistamines

Reflective Triangle

This triangle will help you let other drivers notice that you are in trouble and prevent them from causing other harm if you can’t pull off your car to the side of the road.

Auto Compressor

A compressor is an indispensable attribute of the modern driver. If you need to pump up the wheel, you will be able to do everything yourself. Connect the auto compressor to the cigarette lighter, or the battery (through the terminals) and in a few minutes, the issue will be successfully resolved.

Spare Tire and Auto Jack

Tire service is not always nearby, and an accident usually happens unexpectedly. Take a spare tire with you, and don’t forget an auto jack. Changing a wheel requires some skills, but if you have all the tools with you, it will be easier to help yourself in case of emergency.

What Tools Should Be in The Car?

The minimal set of tools consists of:

  • wrenches;
  • pliers;
  • screwdrivers;
  • hammer;
  • balloon key;
  • wheel stands;
  • tire sealant.

Do I Need to Bring Spare Parts With Me?

In the old days,  competent drivers always carried with them an alternator belt, an ignition coil, a switch, a set of candles, and high-voltage wires – parts that could fail without warning symptoms. And it took no more than a few minutes to replace them. If you have a modern car, this is most likely useless. Identifying a malfunction on the road without diagnostic equipment can be difficult. But something still worth putting in the car today.

These are several fuses of different ratings. A penny part can de-energize an important component of the electrical system, without which it will be difficult to get at least to the service on your own. Spare light bulbs will be also useful – those that have not yet given up their place to LEDs. Finally, a small canister of engine oil for topping up will not be an absurd vestige. The appetite of a modern motor can take the owner by surprise if he/she does not check the level of lubrication in time. Anyway, regular maintenance is the best way to make your commutes safer. Don’t postpone your visit – schedule an appointment at the Indy Auto Man service center right now!

What Should Be in the Car in Winter?

The cold season has its requirements. Frost, temperature changes, and other factors affect the car and its movement. Driver’s winter equipment includes:

  • Brush and scraper;
  • Silicone Grease;
  • Shovel;
  • Anti-towing tracks;
  • Anti-freeze for glass.

What to Put in the Glove Box

what to put in glove box

As a rule, you can find a lot of things in the glove compartment of a car, but here is what you will definitely need.

  • Insulating tape. An insulating tape is one of the most versatile tools that come in handy to isolate or secure something.
  • Flashlight . If your car needs repair in the middle of the night, and you have to look under the hood, you can’t do without a flashlight. A rechargeable headlamp will be especially relevant, as you will need free hands when making repairs.
  • Wipes. Ordinary dry or wet wipes will help you take care of hygiene and clean the interior from spilled drinks or other contaminants, especially if there are children in the car.
  • Rags. If you need to wipe the glass or check the oil leaks, a set of clean rags will be of great use.
  • Pen and Notebook. Electronics can fail at the most inopportune moment. But the usual pen and notebook will save important information.
  • Chargers. Staying connected is very important. Let a spare charger live in the glove compartment anywhere you go.
  • Multitool. With this miniature device, you can have a whole set of universal tools at hand at the right time.

Must-Haves for Long Trips

must-haves in long trips

When traveling long distances, make sure you have the necessary artifacts. They can be in demand at the most unexpected moment.

  • Gloves. Gloves will keep your hands clean when performing unexpected repairs. And most importantly, they will protect against unintentional damage.
  • Printed road maps. The printed maps are the confidence that you will not go astray in bad connection areas. It allows you to navigate the terrain, choosing the right direction in the middle of nowhere.
  • Water and Food. Maybe you find yourself in a place where there are no shops or prices are too high. There is still a long way ahead, and on such trips you need energy. Water is especially in demand in the heat, and it is never too much of it.
  • Canister with fuel. There are gas stations on every corner. This statement is true for cities, towns, and villages. However, having driven 100 miles from Indianapolis, there are many tracks with no stations to refuel. It is better not to take risks and have an emergency supply of fuel

Now you know what to add to your glove box and luggage compartment to guarantee safety and comfort during your commutes. And if you feel that you need a more spacious trunk or a more roomy interior to comfortably accommodate all the stuff, feel free to check our used car inventory.