10 Handy Items to Keep in Your Car

First Aid KitThere are plenty of situations that you might experience while driving that could be a disaster – unless you’re properly prepared. Having the right gear with you might mean the difference between having to call for help or making quick work of a minor problem. Here at Community Honda of Orland Park, we’ve rounded up a bunch of handy items to keep in your car to help you get out of any sticky situations.

Keep These Items in Your Car

  • Cell Phone Charger: You definitely want to be able to charge your phone when you’re driving. You probably rely on your phone for things like directions, but it’s also your contact with the outside world if you’re in an emergency far from home.
  • First Aid Kit: Whatever adventures lie ahead, you should always keep a first aid kit in your car. A first aid kit can turn a situation that might be serious – a cut, burn, scrape, or something else – into an easy and quick fix.
  • Non-Perishable Food and Water: You don’t have to be driving across the desert or driving through a blizzard to find a use for emergency food or water – but if you break down in either of those situations you’ll be glad you packed some! These items can save you when you’re in traffic or late for dinner, or anywhere else as well.
  • Warm Clothes: Like food and water, warm clothes can be life saving – or they can just help you stay comfortable. Pack a few sweaters or blankets, or even a sleeping bag, to make everything better and easier.
  • Jumper Cables: Batteries will die. It’s that simple. Carry jumper cables with you and it will be that much easier to find a helpful stranger to give you a jump when your battery fails.

Visit Community Honda of Orland Park Today

At Community Honda we’re the leading Chicago, Frankfort, and Orland Park area Honda dealership, and we can help with any automotive need you may have. Avoid breakdowns on the road this summer and schedule a service appointment with our mechanics to make sure your car is ready for the road ahead. Visit us today at 8340 W. 159th St. in Orland Park, IL. We hope to see you soon!