So you’ve purchased a reliable pre-owned car from the friendly people at Battaglia Auto Sales—but before you cruise off, there are a few essentials you need to stock up on. These aren’t fancy things but practical items that will ensure you and your car are always prepared for what’s to come. Keep reading to learn about five car essentials everyone should have.

Be Ready for the Unexpected: Spare Tire, Jack, and Lug Wrench

A flat tire can happen anytime, anywhere. Don’t get stranded! Ensure your used car has a fully inflated spare tire, along with a jack and lug wrench that fits your specific model. At Battaglia Auto Sales, we can double-check this for you during your purchase, ensuring you have this crucial “car essential” before you drive off.

Don’t Be Left in the Dark: Jumper Cables

Imagine this: you’re at the grocery store, your car is packed with food, and it won’t start. A dead battery can put a damper on your day. Keep a good pair of jumper cables in your trunk. Not sure how to use them? No worries! Our team can provide a quick demo during your purchase, giving you the confidence to handle this common roadside issue.

See Clearly, Drive Safely: Windshield Wiper Fluid

Rain, sleet, or snow—good visibility is essential for safe driving. Keep your windshield washer fluid topped up with a high-quality, seasonal blend. Remember, using plain water can damage your car’s delicate components. Ask our experts at Battaglia Auto Sales for recommendations on the best wiper fluid for your used car.

Be Prepared for Anything: First Aid Kit

When asking yourself what to keep in your car, remember that accidents can happen, even with the most cautious driving. Having a well-stocked first-aid kit in your vehicle provides peace of mind and can be invaluable in an emergency. Include bandages, antiseptic wipes, pain relievers, and any personal medications you might need. We can’t predict the unexpected, but being prepared goes a long way.

Stay Connected: Phone Charger

Let’s face it, our phones are lifelines. Keep a portable charger in your car to avoid the dreaded “low battery” anxiety. This is especially important on long road trips or in unfamiliar areas. Plus, a charged phone allows you to use navigation apps, call for help if needed, and capture those road trip memories.

Bonus Tip: Invest in a roadside assistance plan! It can offer peace of mind and save you money in the long run, especially if you’re buying a used car. Talk to our friendly team at Battaglia Auto Sales about your options.

Remember, at Battaglia Auto Sales, we’re not just car dealers, we’re car care enthusiasts! We want you to feel confident and prepared on the road, whether driving around town or embarking on an adventure. We invite you to swing by our dealership, pick out your dream used vehicle, and ask our experts what to keep in your car that can prepare you for anything.