One of the greatest things about turning 16 is finally getting your driver’s license. Once you attain a driver’s license you can call yourself a free bird; you can go to the mall without having someone drive you there, pick up a friend and go to the movies – basically, you can freely drive a car to travel when and where you like. Once you’re on the road, you need to make sure that you travel safely and that your car is functioning as it should. In addition, there are certain items you should always keep in your vehicle. Let’s take a look at handy things every car owner should have in their cars while on the road.
1. Oil Change Stickers
These ‘windshield stickers’ are essential to have on any car. They remind the car owner when he/she needs to return to the mechanic to get things checked or corrected. Without these stickers, car owners would not remember when to get their car oil changed next. They also inform the driver of the oil type used and even the amount of mileage the car has run. Most oil change stickers firmly stick to a vehicle without the use of an adhesive; it uses natural static. This makes it easier to remove them, leaving no sticky leftovers behind.
2. Spare Tire & Air Pump
Spare tires are essential, especially if you are going on a long road trip or for regular use. In case you end up with a flat tire, you have the spare tire to back you up in case of emergencies. Moreover, make sure that the spare tire in your car is appropriately inflated. You can also keep an air pump with you. Imagine if both tires go flat; your only savior would be the air pump. This can keep your car going a little while longer till you safely reach a place of help.
3. Emergency Roadside Kit
An emergency kit should always be at hand; therefore, you should always keep one in your car. The emergency kit shouldn’t only be for those who are traveling afar, but for everyday travel. Items that come under the emergency kit include a first aid kit, flashlight, batteries, warm blanket, drinking water, some snacks, air pump, tire gauge and even glass wipe in case something is to ever happen to your windshield. You can be sure that all these items will be at your rescue if something is to go wrong.
4. Vehicle Fluids
It’s vital to keep vehicle fluids with you at all times. Vehicle fluids keep your car running smoothly. You also need to make sure that you check these fluids regularly. The five most essential car fluids include engine oil, coolant, power steering fluid, brake fluid, windshield washer fluid. Furthermore, you can check the car fluids yourself because it’s a simple process. This makes it an inexpensive task anyone can carry out. However, be sure you have all the knowledge you need to get this done.