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Topic: Things You Should Always Have In Your Car
Posted By: tatee
Subject: Things You Should Always Have In Your Car
Date Posted: Jan 14 2014 at 1:25pm

#1 Duct Tape

Duct tape is small and light so it's easy to keep in the trunk and can save you in a bind for situations like keeping your muffler attached temporarily.

Honestly, once you start carrying around duct tape you'll be surprised at all the applications it has. Did someone knock off one of your side mirrors? Duct tape will work as a temporary fix until you can get it repaired. Small tear in your upholstery? Seal it up with duct tape ASAP to keep it from growing larger.



#2 Fire Extinguisher

In an accident a fire extinguisher can help put out a small fire and prevent disaster. Having one of these in your car can seriously be a lifesaver; keep an eye on the expiration date and make sure the one you have is in working order.

Having this in your car can make you a hero in a lot of situations. If a kitchen fire breaks out at a friend's house and they don't have a fire extinguisher, you can run out to the car and grab yours. Seriously, the world would be so much safer if everyone went around with fire extinguishers in their trunks.



#3 WD-40

This popular lubricant can come in handy in a pinch, helping to loosen a bolt when changing a tire or doing just about any work on your car. It's also great for removing gunk and gum that may have gotten stuck to your car.

Let's face it, you probably have a can of WD-40 somewhere in your house already, right? You may as well just keep the can in your car; it's small, lightweight, and can be a real lifesaver in an emergency situation.


#4 Blankets

It's good to have a blanket to stay warm and comfortable in your car. This is especially important if you live in an area where it gets very cold during the Winter time; you never know when you might get stranded and have to spend the night in a broken-down car with no heater.

Even in non-emergency situation blankets can come in handy. Forgot to bring a jacket on a camping trip? Wrap yourself up in a blanket to stay warm. Friend wants to bring his muddy dog into your car? Put a blanket down on the seat to save your upholstery.


#5 Owner's Manual

This of course should be in the glove compartment, but just in case it's not, here's a reminder! The owner's manual can offer useful information about tasks such as changing a tire.

Keeping the owner's manual in the car will save you a lot of headaches down the road. This is particularly true when it comes to oil changes and repairs. Without the manual you are going to drive yourself crazy over little things like how to change the digital clock or set your radio presets; if you are buying a used car make sure there is a manual in the glovebox.


#6 Lug Wrench

If you get stuck with a flat tire in the middle of nowhere, your spare tire is going to be pretty useless without a lug wrench. Changing a tire is never fun but it's even less fun when you don't have a lug wrench and you're coming up with all sorts of crazy ideas to get those lugs off. Nothing else will work...trust us, we've tried.



#7 A Shovel

Your car could get stuck in all sorts of things such as snow and mud. A shovel is a great tool to have in your car all year round as you can use it to dig yourself out of a nasty situation.

It's better to have a 'spade' type shovel, one that is slightly sharp at the end and not flat. Always be cautious when digging your tires out, and never dig while someone is slamming on the gas, as this could lead to a serious injury.


#8 Spare Tire

If you get a flat tire and you don't have a spare...you won't be getting very far. It seems like common sense but you wouldn't believe how many people drive around without a spare tire. If you have some extra cash to throw around, buy an actual tire to replace your undersized donut and you will thank yourself later.





Replies:
Posted By: yaya24
Date Posted: Jan 14 2014 at 1:35pm
This too:

Seatbelt Cutter Window Breaker Emergency Escape Tool






Posted By: NARSAddict
Date Posted: Jan 14 2014 at 1:35pm
Here are a few things I feel that the list forgot: flashlight, particularly the LED ones.  A hammer that can break a window and has that blade to cut your seatbelt. Roadside flares, energy bars, water, kitty litter that has grit (if you live in an area that gets snow), jumper cables, first aid kit.  I think that is all.


Posted By: tatee
Date Posted: Jan 14 2014 at 1:42pm
a center punch is supposed to be good for breaking car windows:




Posted By: sugabanana
Date Posted: Jan 14 2014 at 1:49pm
An extra pair of shoes


Posted By: tatee
Date Posted: Jan 14 2014 at 1:55pm
Originally posted by sugabanana sugabanana wrote:

An extra pair of shoes


i have an extra pair of shoes and clothing in my carLOL


Posted By: Jewelsnyc
Date Posted: Jan 14 2014 at 1:56pm
bottled water, blanket, change of clothes, first aid kit, flash light, snacks, a small sluggers bat just in case...Cool


Posted By: PurplePhase
Date Posted: Jan 14 2014 at 1:56pm
lipstick?


Posted By: tatee
Date Posted: Jan 14 2014 at 2:00pm
Originally posted by Krystal Klear Krystal Klear wrote:

Originally posted by PurplePhase PurplePhase wrote:

lipstick?
get to the cornerLOL


LOLi have extra lip gloss everywhere.


Posted By: Krystal Klear
Date Posted: Jan 14 2014 at 2:01pm
Originally posted by PurplePhase PurplePhase wrote:

lipstick?
get to the cornerLOL


Posted By: PurplePhase
Date Posted: Jan 14 2014 at 2:04pm
Originally posted by Krystal Klear Krystal Klear wrote:

Originally posted by PurplePhase PurplePhase wrote:

lipstick?
get to the cornerLOL


LOL


Posted By: PurplePhase
Date Posted: Jan 14 2014 at 2:16pm
Originally posted by tatee tatee wrote:

Originally posted by sugabanana sugabanana wrote:

An extra pair of shoes


i have an extra pair of shoes and clothing in my carLOL


me too. My BIL is always teasing me about my trunk and carrying so much stuff. I tell him I'm prepared lol


Posted By: Krystal Klear
Date Posted: Jan 14 2014 at 2:24pm
Originally posted by tatee tatee wrote:

Originally posted by Krystal Klear Krystal Klear wrote:

Originally posted by PurplePhase PurplePhase wrote:

lipstick?
get to the cornerLOL


LOLi have extra lip gloss everywhere.
As Im reading, scrolling, I'm like uh huh, good, ok that's a great idea, one can never be too safe in case of emergencies.  I'm all into it, taking notes and being serious, then I got to that and it broke characterLOLLOL  I immediately thought she's gonna use that to flirt with a cop when she gets pulled overLOL

wow


Posted By: PurplePhase
Date Posted: Jan 14 2014 at 2:26pm
a high visibility jacket in case you have to walk (or be on the roadside at night).  Sometimes these come in the roadside flare kits.


or something bright colored that can be seen at night (shirt, jacket,hat)


Posted By: PurplePhase
Date Posted: Jan 14 2014 at 2:27pm
Originally posted by Krystal Klear Krystal Klear wrote:

As Im reading, scrolling, I'm like uh huh, good, ok that's a great idea, one can never be too safe in case of emergencies.  I'm all into it, taking notes and being serious, then I got to that and it broke characterLOLLOL  I immediately thought she's gonna use that to flirt with a cop when she gets pulled overLOL

wow


I was just joking with Tatee.LOL
I do have lipstick everywhere too tho.

(I contributed something useful above)


Posted By: GoodGirlGoneGr8
Date Posted: Jan 14 2014 at 2:27pm
My mom always tells me to keep a pair of scissors in there just in case I got cut myself outta my seatbelt **shrugs**

And T.P., just in case...lol


Posted By: Princess Grace
Date Posted: Jan 14 2014 at 2:29pm
Emergency cell phone chargers.


Posted By: PurplePhase
Date Posted: Jan 14 2014 at 2:33pm
 

I read somewhere that you could rub your battery in your hands, on pants/shirt to warm it to get a short emergency charge.  I don't know if it works but I will keep that in mind if I ever have emergency; at least try it.


Posted By: Krystal Klear
Date Posted: Jan 14 2014 at 2:34pm
Originally posted by GoodGirlGoneGr8 GoodGirlGoneGr8 wrote:

My mom always tells me to keep a pair of scissors in there just in case I got cut myself outta my seatbelt **shrugs**

And T.P., just in case...lol
That's a good one!  I know someone that was on the parkway and had to do #2.  It was very late and no rest stop was around.  He pulled over , sat on a guard rail, and dropped his bombs.   He said thank God for all of the fast food napkins he hadLOL


Posted By: PurplePhase
Date Posted: Jan 14 2014 at 2:34pm
oh so I'[m the only one who rides around with a roll of bounty in the back seat? lol


Posted By: Jewelsnyc
Date Posted: Jan 14 2014 at 2:37pm
oh flares...flares are important to have if you ever get into an accident and/or get struck in a dark area. That's frightening to think...you should place them several feet behind your car to warn other drivers there is danger ahead...Oh Also your supposed to put a white rag or something on your antenna to let people know you're stuck...
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Posted By: PurplePhase
Date Posted: Jan 14 2014 at 2:41pm
yes Jewels. It's dangerous being broken down on the road and pulled over on shoulder. They say don't get out of the car (might get hit); but then on other hand if you stay in car and someone rear ends it... that's bad too. It's so important to have something to make yourself visible to cars passing. Esp if you are broken down on a busy highway(interstate type) at night. Those semi trucks!!!


Posted By: Jewelsnyc
Date Posted: Jan 14 2014 at 3:02pm
Sure is Purp...those trucks don't play nor do they care...LOL


Posted By: Wildfire
Date Posted: Jan 14 2014 at 3:04pm
adding:
-a clean towel;
-match/lighter (in a earthquake you could be trapped in debris...it would be good to have some kinda lighting under there --yeah, i think weird like thatCry)
-water and some kinda snack (for same reason as above)Embarrassed
-some kinda change of clothes --a top or two and a pair of jeans
-sanitary napkin/tampons
-hairpins (you dont wanna be on CNN post-disaster/quake, looking cray )


looks like alot, but most of this can fit into a small overnight bag.


Posted By: PurplePhase
Date Posted: Jan 14 2014 at 3:05pm
Originally posted by Jewelsnyc Jewelsnyc wrote:

Sure is Purp...those trucks don't play nor do they care...LOL


nope!LOL 


Posted By: Senior Detective
Date Posted: Jan 14 2014 at 3:06pm
Originally posted by PurplePhase PurplePhase wrote:

oh so I'[m the only one who rides around with a roll of bounty in the back seat? lol
my mom does too.  I just keep handy wipes & FF napkins


Posted By: PurplePhase
Date Posted: Jan 14 2014 at 3:07pm
Originally posted by Wildfire Wildfire wrote:


-hairpins (you dont wanna be on CNN post-disaster/quake, looking cray )

 


see KKLOL
I will be cute when they find me & my car at the bottom of a ravine LOL


Posted By: PurplePhase
Date Posted: Jan 14 2014 at 3:09pm
Originally posted by Senior Detective Senior Detective wrote:

Originally posted by PurplePhase PurplePhase wrote:

oh so I'[m the only one who rides around with a roll of bounty in the back seat? lol
my mom does too.  I just keep handy wipes & FF napkins


got those too LOL
maybe my BIL is right; maybe I do have a problem LOL


Posted By: Wildfire
Date Posted: Jan 14 2014 at 3:55pm
Originally posted by PurplePhase PurplePhase wrote:

Originally posted by Wildfire Wildfire wrote:


-hairpins (you dont wanna be on CNN post-disaster/quake, looking cray )

 


see KKLOL
I will be cute when they find me & my car at the bottom of a ravine LOL


lmaoLOL



Posted By: HeyBeautiful18
Date Posted: Jan 14 2014 at 3:59pm
My mom and godmother are always on my ass about having a safety kit in my trunk. Especially in the winter

I got a few blankets in the trunk but I do need a few more things


Posted By: SoutherNtellect
Date Posted: Jan 14 2014 at 4:00pm
car charger if it hasnt been said  


Posted By: HeyBeautiful18
Date Posted: Jan 14 2014 at 4:01pm
Originally posted by Senior Detective Senior Detective wrote:

Originally posted by PurplePhase PurplePhase wrote:

oh so I'[m the only one who rides around with a roll of bounty in the back seat? lol
my mom does too.  I just keep handy wipes & FF napkins


Lol whenever I get fast food I save all the napkins in my glove department.

I got a roll of paper towels in my trunk too!


Posted By: bg
Date Posted: Jan 14 2014 at 4:29pm
Great thread!

my contribution...cigarillos Stern Smile


Posted By: ModelessDiva
Date Posted: Jan 14 2014 at 4:47pm


taser/mace

negros are too bold and crazy

especially if you are a lightweight like me


Posted By: SoutherNtellect
Date Posted: Jan 14 2014 at 5:06pm
lotion,

its something about walking outside that makes you realize youre ashy even if you put lotion on in house


Posted By: eanaj5
Date Posted: Jan 14 2014 at 5:16pm
a blade Stern Smile


Posted By: NARSAddict
Date Posted: Jan 14 2014 at 6:38pm
Originally posted by SoutherNtellect SoutherNtellect wrote:

lotion,

its something about walking outside that makes you realize youre ashy even if you put lotion on in house


I stay having lotions in my car.


Posted By: OrriannaRose
Date Posted: Jan 14 2014 at 6:52pm
Originally posted by bg bg wrote:

Great thread!

my contribution...cigarillos Stern Smile

Yes. LOLLOLLOLLOL


Posted By: OrriannaRose
Date Posted: Jan 14 2014 at 6:52pm
I have almost everything mentioned in this thread. LOLLOL


Posted By: Diane (35)
Date Posted: Jan 14 2014 at 6:53pm
Originally posted by eanaj5 eanaj5 wrote:

a blade Stern Smile
 
 A cutlass/ macheteWink and cash/coins


Posted By: HeyBeautiful18
Date Posted: Jan 14 2014 at 7:02pm
Don't forget your hoe bags!!


Posted By: Jewelsnyc
Date Posted: Jan 14 2014 at 7:06pm
Originally posted by Diane (35) Diane (35) wrote:

Originally posted by eanaj5 eanaj5 wrote:

a blade Stern Smile
 
 A cutlass/ macheteWink and cash/coins
If I never knew before you was Jamaican Diane...I woulda sure know now...LOLLOL


Posted By: Diane (35)
Date Posted: Jan 14 2014 at 7:19pm
Jewels lol that's a staple for every Jamaican house can be used for all sorts of tasks more useful than a Swis Army knife. In the car it isn't for chopping just slapping a dutty bwoy/gal who bad drive meStern Smile


Posted By: india100
Date Posted: Jan 14 2014 at 8:01pm
AAA
A secret code or phrase to can use to tell your emergency contact that you are in trouble .
Mace
My 39
A travel size spray bottle with pure bleach in case i can't get to my mace .
Stun Gun if legal in your state
GPS /6 pack of water .
WIFI cell phone sevice in your car .
Husband, boyfrien , or a male dummy in the front seat at night .
Cash hidden in your spare tire

Mobile phone with charger. (spare top up card if necessary)

  • Car handbook.
  • Pen and paper.
  • Personal insurance details.
  • Breakdown recovery telephone numbers and membership details.
  • Map or Atlas as well as any Satellite navigation.
  • Torch. (with spare batteries)
  • High visibility waistcoat. (keep inside the car for safe easy access)
  • Warning triangle.
  • Wheel brace. (extendible long arm type)
  • Spare bulbs.
  • Spare fuses.
  • Jump leads.
  • Foot Pump.
  • Small tool kit. (for example, pliers and a screwdriver)
  • Black electrical tape.
  • First aid box.
  • Car fire extinguisher.
  • Plastic Petrol or Diesel container. (normally green for petrol black for diesel)
  • De-icer, scraper (winter use)
  • Large bottle of drinking Water which can also be used for coolant in an emergency. (Note! Severe Danger of Scalding - never try to remove the filler cap from the radiator of header tank bottle until the engine has cooled down. (You should wait at least 20mins)
  • Loose change for telephone. (kept out of sight in glove box)
  • Blanket
  • Lightweight showerproof coat. (high visibility if possible)
  • Spare flat shoes.
  • High-energy bars or chocolate.
  • Disposable gloves.
  • Tissues or Kitchen roll for checking dipsticks.


Posted By: Jewelsnyc
Date Posted: Jan 15 2014 at 3:46am
Originally posted by india100 india100 wrote:

AAA
A secret code or phrase to can use to tell your emergency contact that you are in trouble .
Mace
My 39
A travel size spray bottle with pure bleach in case i can't get to my mace .
Stun Gun if legal in your state
GPS /6 pack of water .
WIFI cell phone sevice in your car .
Husband, boyfrien , or a male dummy in the front seat at night .
Cash hidden in your spare tire

Mobile phone with charger. (spare top up card if necessary)

  • Car handbook.
  • Pen and paper.
  • Personal insurance details.
  • Breakdown recovery telephone numbers and membership details.
  • Map or Atlas as well as any Satellite navigation.
  • Torch. (with spare batteries)
  • High visibility waistcoat. (keep inside the car for safe easy access)
  • Warning triangle.
  • Wheel brace. (extendible long arm type)
  • Spare bulbs.
  • Spare fuses.
  • Jump leads.
  • Foot Pump.
  • Small tool kit. (for example, pliers and a screwdriver)
  • Black electrical tape.
  • First aid box.
  • Car fire extinguisher.
  • Plastic Petrol or Diesel container. (normally green for petrol black for diesel)
  • De-icer, scraper (winter use)
  • Large bottle of drinking Water which can also be used for coolant in an emergency. (Note! Severe Danger of Scalding - never try to remove the filler cap from the radiator of header tank bottle until the engine has cooled down. (You should wait at least 20mins)
  • Loose change for telephone. (kept out of sight in glove box)
  • Blanket
  • Lightweight showerproof coat. (high visibility if possible)
  • Spare flat shoes.
  • High-energy bars or chocolate.
  • Disposable gloves.
  • Tissues or Kitchen roll for checking dipsticks.
India what's a 39?


Posted By: ModelessDiva
Date Posted: Jan 15 2014 at 3:58am

male dummy?


Posted By: Jewelsnyc
Date Posted: Jan 15 2014 at 4:00am
Model...I'm done...


Posted By: ms_wonderland
Date Posted: Jan 15 2014 at 4:02am
Lmao@ the dummy

I'm calling roadside assistance. .I live in a very populated area so most of this stuff I don't really need...a spare tire for sure.  I should definitely get the emergency window breaker and extinguisher.  Most of the other stuff I'd only load up on for a road trip.


Posted By: ms_wonderland
Date Posted: Jan 15 2014 at 4:06am
I would think your ass is a serial killer, riding around with something like that.  It would detour other killers though.


Posted By: ModelessDiva
Date Posted: Jan 15 2014 at 4:06am

nah im serious.....Stern Smile

kinda...LOL


i do want to know though, are there women really use male dummies?

ive never heard of this, and where do you even buy them?




Posted By: Jewelsnyc
Date Posted: Jan 15 2014 at 4:09am
I've seen them only in movies. But tbh that would be a great idea if you're traveling long distance by yourself....


Posted By: ModelessDiva
Date Posted: Jan 15 2014 at 4:10am

a serial killer?

lmaooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

she might just be on to something then

not too many people mess with serial killers




Posted By: ModelessDiva
Date Posted: Jan 15 2014 at 4:14am

do they look real though? lol


Posted By: Jewelsnyc
Date Posted: Jan 15 2014 at 4:18am
yooooo...I googled "carpool dummy" people create "passengers" so they can use the carpool lane...lmao










Posted By: ms_wonderland
Date Posted: Jan 15 2014 at 4:28am
lmao


Posted By: coconess
Date Posted: Jan 15 2014 at 4:35am
Originally posted by yaya24 yaya24 wrote:

This too:

Seatbelt Cutter Window Breaker Emergency Escape Tool





yanno.. i have one of these in the car but i forget its there unless i dig deep into the center compartment thing... 
if i were to be in a situation where the car went underwater.. i dont think id think to use it. 


Posted By: ModelessDiva
Date Posted: Jan 15 2014 at 4:41am
lmaooo
thats trife as heck jewelsLOL


Posted By: hauteshellbi
Date Posted: Jan 15 2014 at 8:01am
We had a few break ins in my old neighborhood, so the HOA bought a old police car from the auction and parked it in front of the neighborhood with a dummy in the driver seat LOLLOL it looked like a person but it looked like he was sleeping Dead


Posted By: hauteshellbi
Date Posted: Jan 15 2014 at 8:05am
anyone talk about this yet?
Its $19.99 and you can jump your car from inside it. Anyone know if it works?
http://www.amazon.com/Start-Auto-Emergency-Jump-Battery/dp/B000THR1TC" rel="nofollow - http://www.amazon.com/Start-Auto-Emergency-Jump-Battery/dp/B000THR1TC
 
 

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