10 Items You Should Always Have in Your Car

10 Items You Should Always Have in Your CarDriving around in your car can be a lot of fun, especially in some of the more scenic areas. Unfortunately, not every trip in the car is perfect. These machines are pushed to their limits even during the daily commute, and sometimes things happen that even the most experienced mechanic might not be able to predict.

For these events, it’s always a good idea to have supplies at the ready. You never know when you might be trapped between cities, miles away from the nearest gas station or phone.

This happened to me a few years ago. I was driving in a 15-mile stretch between Luling and Lockhart, TX. It was almost pitch black outside and I hit a deer while going 65 MPH. The car was in pretty bad shape, and I didn’t have a flashlight or anything to help me find that out. Luckily, I had my mobile phone with me and could call the police for assistance.

From that point on, I started carrying some items in my car to help me be better prepared for the unpredictable. You never know when a tire might blow out or your engine just suddenly decides to go on vacation while you’re driving down the road.

Here are 10 items that you should always have in your car.

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Ryan Matthew Pierson has worked as a broadcaster, writer, and producer for media outlets ranging from local radio stations to internationally syndicated programs. His experience includes every aspect of media production. He has over a decade of experience in terrestrial radio, Internet multimedia, and commercial video production.