There are all kinds of car accessories that we like to have handy on trips and in daily life. Typically, they are obvious and noticeable like air fresheners and different kinds of covers for seats and the steering wheel. Here are five accessories you do not want to be without but may not think of all the time.
Traffic cone- If you get into some sort of accident, you need to be able to alert other drivers to steer clear. Your hazard lights may not be enough warning. This is especially true on the highway where drivers will likely be moving at high speed. A well-placed traffic cone will draw attention to your accident and prevent another catastrophe.
Organizer- You need to have some kind of organizing device to keep bottles and small tools. The last thing you want to deal with in the event of an emergency is the inability to find what you need. An organizer will help prevent this trouble.
Phone charger- A portable power adapter for your phone may come in handy if you find yourself stranded. Phone service coverage is improving all the time, and we as a society are growing more and more dependent on these devices. If your car batteries die, however, you may find yourself without any recourse in a strange place. Having a phone charger on hand can help get you out of a tough spot.
Battery jumper- Cables that jump your car are pretty standard in most trunks. You would be a fool not to have them. Really, though, they are only useful in places with many people. If your battery dies somewhere that is sparsely populated, you will not likely find someone who is willing to give you a jump. You can get out of this spot by buying and storing a charging box. This will get the battery jumped, and you will be back on the road in no time.
Survival kit– You may not expect to get into a nasty situation. However, you need to have some sort of emergency survival kit, especially if you live in a region that is heavily impacted by cold weather. This kit should include a warm blanket, bottled water, and non-perishable food at a minimum. You should also consider including a change of clothes and other comfort items that might help in a dangerous situation.