by Sutherlands
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Imagine the items that you have in your car trunk. If you get stuck on the side of the road in a snow storm or in the heat of the summer...are you prepared? Having the appropriate tools and equipment in your trunk for when things go wrong is imperative. Here are the top 7 things every person should have in their trunk at all times and why.


  1. Jumper Cables

    Don't rely on a good samaritan to provide the jumper cables. Be prepared with your own at all times!

  1. Flashlight

    Having a flashlight is very important, as well as making sure you have extra batteries! There is nothing worse that trying to turn your flashlight on for assistance and no light comes out.

  2. Roadside flares/reflective triangle

    Ensure that other cars see you at night if you are stuck on the side of the road or if there has been an accident. Roadside flares or a reflective triangle can help, especially if your car battery is dead and you can't get your hazard lights on.

  3. Warm Blankets

    If you are stuck in the car during winter, waiting for a tow truck seems like forever. The best thing you could have is a warm blanket!

  4. Windshield Washer Fluid

Make sure you have a spare gallon of windshield washer fluid in your trunk at all times. It could make a difference between a safe drive or a potentially dangerous one.


  1. First Aid Kit

    Having a fully stocked first aid kit in the car is crucial! Bandages, ibuprofen, aspirin, antibiotic ointment and any other first aid equipment you can think of. Make your own first aid kit or you can buy one.

  2. Spare Tire

    Everyone should have a spare tire in their trunk, along with a jack and a wrench in order to change that flat tire!

These items are crucial to being prepared for anything when out on the road. You may never use these items in your life, but you will be happy they are there when and if you do need them! You can find some of these items at your local Sutherlands!