Print off these handy car checklists to make sure your ride is ready to hit the road!
- Jumper cables
In case of emergency, of course! Plus, how many times have you found yourself at a park wishing you had a blanket?
- Car fluids: windshield wiper fluid, oil and coolant
- Matches and a large candle
Candles generate a surprising amount of heat. Obviously, the larger the candle, the better, if you're stranded in the cold.
- Flashlight and batteries
Tip: Tape batteries to the side of your flashlight to prevent them from losing power.
- Spare tire and tools
Plus, the knowledge of how to change a tire...
- Duct tape
To temporarily fix a broken window or windshield wiper, pick up shards of glass, etc.
- First aid kit
- Bottled water
Good to have on hand for humans and pets.
- Collapsible garbage can
- Wet wipes
- Pad of paper and pen
- Cellphone charger (car charger and instant charger or quick-charge batteries)
- Map and GPS unit
GPS is amazing but it doesn't always work in out-of-the-way areas, so it's a good idea to always have a good old-fashioned map on hand.
- Shopping bags
- Car-sickness bags
You'll thank us next time you're travelling with kids!
Winter Car Kit
- Folding snow shovel
- Ice scraper
- Hat and mittens or gloves
- Non-clumping kitty litter
Dump some behind the wheels of your car if you're stuck on ice.
- Road salt