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A secret behind every great driver is always having the right tools within your reach. These tools help when you need assistance on the road to get from point A to point B with as little hassle as possible. As always, we aim our blogs to help you as a driver on the road, and in this blog, we will be highlighting 10 things you should always carry with you.
Choosing just 10 items to go on this list was difficult as many things can be helpful when on the road. However, with our years of experience, we found these 10 items to be the most common tools and equipment used by our staff and clients. We hope you have some of these in your car already, but if not, we recommend you stock up on these 10 essential items every car owner needs.
Spare Tire: A spare tire is an essential part of your vehicle if you find a flat tire. Just make sure you have the tools needed to change your tire.
Jumper Cables: When you find your vehicle out of battery, the solution is jumper cables. These cables can recharge your battery to get you to your destination.
First Aid Kit:You never know when an accident is going to happen. In any of these cases, a first aid kit will be helpful while you get the attention you need.
Maps: While many people use electronic devices for GPS purposes, there can be times when your signal is not the best. In this case, we recommend you take screenshots of your route to have them at all times. We also recommend a paper copy, so you don’t have to rely on your phone’s battery.
Toilet Paper & Napkins: You never want to need TP but not have any at hand. To avoid this scenario, always have a backup TP and napkins for any spills you might have on the road.
Change of Clothes: For life’s surprises, always carry an extra change of clothes. Even if you don’t plan on getting dirty or in unexpected cold weather, you can find yourself needing a change of clothes.
A Good Playlist: The perfect company for any road trip is an excellent playlist. This will keep you in a good mood when on the road, especially when you can listen to music Ad-free.
Car Charger For Your Phone: As previously mentioned, your phone can be valid for maps, music, and calling for help. Make sure your phone is always charged by carrying a car charger or a portable battery.
Tool Box: A toolbox with the right tools can be helpful for minor repairs on the road. Ensure to carry all the essential tools and especially some to help you change your tire for the spare if needed.
Owner’s Manual: Your owner’s manual is the secret to understanding your vehicle inside out. If you have trouble understanding the significance of light on your dashboard or want to know more information about parts of your vehicle, your owner manual will have the answers.
These 10 tools and equipment can be a real-lifesaver for getting help fast on the road. At Antero Automotive, we want you to be prepared for any situation you can find yourself in. Of course, one of the best ways to avoid trouble on the road is to have your vehicle working as it should. For that, an auto inspection by trained technicians will ensure a properly functioning vehicle.
To make sure your vehicle is ready to hit the road, bring your car to Antero Automotive at 6615 S. Dayton St., Greenwood Village, CO 80111. You can also schedule an appointment by clicking here!