Summer Car Preparation: Road Trip Essentials

As part of our continuing Summer Car Preparation series, we present to you a list of road trip essentials, courtesy of our friends over at

As you prepare to hit the road, there are a few items that can make your trip more safe and comfortable.

Safety Items

  • Proof of insurance
  • Cell phone and car charger
  • Flashlight (Don’t forget extra batteries)
  • First-aid kit
  • Spare tire
  • Car jack
  • Jumper cables


  • MP3 player/CDs
  • Camera
  • Portable DVD player and your favorite movies
  • Drinks/snacks


  • Map/GPS
  • Pillow and blanket
  • Change for tolls
  • Sunglasses
  • Trash bags

Can you think of any other must-have items we have forgotten?