21 Things Every Woman Should Keep In Her Car

As you may have seen on my Instagram, I recently talked about how I write a monthly “advitorial” piece for Roger Beasley Mazda in Austin Woman Magazine! I thought it would be beneficial to share them on my blog as well! This is based off one I wrote back for the February issue. Here are 21 Things Every Woman Should Keep in Her Car:

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21 Things Every Woman Should Keep in Her Car

The Basics

Proof of insurance: We all know this one, but legally, you must always have proof of insurance in your car.

Owner’s manual: Let’s be honest, most of us never even open it, but it’s good to have just in case you need it. Plus, where else are you going to keep it?

Charged cellphone: Always have a charged cell- phone in case of an emergency. You will need to call for roadside assistance.

Cellphone charger: Get one with multiple charge ports to earn bonus points with your passengers.

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Sunglasses: You’ll thank yourself for having a back-up on days when you forget your regular pair at home. See my favorite sunglasses here!

Safety Items to Keep in Your Car

Tire-changing kit: Even though many people use a roadside-assistance program, it’s still smart to have all the supplies you need to change a flat. Get a kit that includes a spare tire, a jack and a lug wrench.

Jumper cables: They’re a must-have if your car battery ever dies.

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Seatbelt cutter/window breaker and multi-purpose tool: Hopefully, you never have to use this tool, but it’s better to be safe than sorry. You can get a pack of two for less than $10.

Emergency-contact sheet: Keep a list of your emergency contacts in your glove box.

Duct tape: Is there anything duct tape can’t fix?

First-aid kit and over-the-counter pain medication: You never know when you’ll bite the dust in the parking lot and need both a bandage and some aspirin… not that I’m speaking from personal experience or anything 😉

Flashlight: It’s another essential to keep in your car.

Other Items Women Should Keep in Their Car

Reusable bags: If I had a reusable bag for every time I forgot a reusable bag… it wouldn’t matter because I’d still probably forget to bring them to the grocery store.

Period backup: I always keep a tampon in my glove box, just in case. It’ll save you the dread of having to ask a colleague or stranger for one.

Stain stick: Get a stain stick for those inevitable times when your coffee splashes on the way to work.

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Umbrella: Texas weather has a mind of its own. Keep an umbrella in your car for when it’s sunny in the morning and pouring rain in the afternoon.

Water bottles: They’re good to have in case of emergencies… and for those unfortunate times when you forget to bring a water bottle to yoga or Pilates class.

Dental floss: It’s a necessity for when you can’t get that pesky piece of Franklin Barbecue brisket out of your teeth.

Blanket or towel: I especially recommend this one for dog owners. I don’t know how many times my pup has decided to take an unauthorized dip in the lake while at the dog park. Having a towel has saved my car seats more times than I can count.

Travel-size perfume: We all know how hot cars get during Texas summers and the inevitable back and leg sweat that comes with it. Keep a small perfume bottle (it’s one of those toiletries I never travel without) in your glove box for times when the heat is especially bad.

Gum: Besides fixing bad breath, apparently chewing mint gum helps reduce road rage, which anyone who has to brave I-35 on their morning commute needs.

So there you have it, things every woman should keep in her car! I’ll be sharing more helpful auto related articles in the future, so stay tuned!

xx Chels

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