1. PORTABLE AIR PUMP
These things are life-savers! If you ever spring a leak on a tire or start losing air, portable air pumps (about $15) plug into your car and can blow up your tire in 10 minutes. I’ve used mine quite a bit through college when I don’t have the time (or money!) to go use a pump at a car wash.
2. ARMOR ALL OUTLAST PROTECTANT
New cars might not be new forever, but you certainly can try to keep them looking new! The protect is to guard against UV rays fading that gorgeous glossy finish on your dashboard or trim and also against severe heat-we all know how hot cars can heat up!
3. ARMOR ALL OUTLAST TRIM & PLASTIC RESTORER
This protects over 100 car washes-insane! This also protects your car from heat & UV rays, but it guards the outside which is the most vulnerable.
4. MIX CD
This is definitely a car essential! Maybe not as essential as the other parts of this kit, but it’s always handy to keep a good mix cd on hand for those spur of the moment road trips!
5. LED FLASHLIGHT
Always, always keep a spare flashlight in the car. If you’re driving at night and something happens it’s handy to keep a spare light in case you break down or you need a friend to check something out.
6. TIRE PRESSURE GAUGE
It’s good to take note of where the pressure of your tires should be and always aim to keep them filled at the correct level. Not only will this save you on gas, but it will keep your tires healthy and working for longer.
I hope you picked up a few tips on what to stock your car with for the school year! And as always, keep a list of important numbers in your phone, like the campus police number and a local tow truck just in case you need it.
Thanks for reading,