The vast majority of us assume that our cars will reliably get us where we need to go at all times. However, to paraphrase an old and incredibly annoying adage: “Things happen.”
Getting caught in bad weather could cause a car to skid off the road. An unfortunate flat can be the result of a pothole. A driver’s day plans can be derailed by something as simple as a traffic jam.
Although it may be challenging to anticipate these problems, it is not difficult to plan for them. Here are 14 items that could come in handy on the road that you might not have thought of before.
1. Cooking Spray
Even though you’ll never use a frying pan while driving, it’s smart to have a can of cooking spray in the car, especially in the colder months.
If rain is in the forecast, get the spray ready and leave all your car doors open. Apply a generous coating of spray to the rubber door seals along the door’s frame. You won’t have to play tug of war with a door that has frozen shut overnight thanks to the oil, which will stop melting snow from sticking to the seal.