Things you should always carry in your vehicle

Many people use their vehicles every day. It is more than just driving to work, it’s taking kids to school, running errands, shopping, and doctor’s visits. An amazing amount of time is spent in your vehicle. Sometimes that vehicle may be stuck in traffic or it can break down. Being prepared can stop these things from becoming a tragedy. At Cary-Wheeler & Associates Inc. in Richmond, VA, we make sure that your auto insurance gives you all the protection you need. 

Tips For Your Vehicle

Glove box

Your glove box should have all your necessary documents. Your insurance card and your vehicle registration. A tool for cutting your seatbelt and breaking windows can save your life if you end up in a vehicle submerged in water. Having an EZ pass can make traveling faster and easier. You may want to attach this to your windshield so you don’t have to take it in and out. Keep an owners’ manual in the event you need to look up some info about your vehicle. 


You should have an emergency kit in your trunk. It should include things like flares, jumper cables, a can of Fix a Flat, and a flashlight. Having a charger like a Halo allows you to jump-start your own vehicle and also some newer models also have tire inflators. Make sure that you have a spare tire and a jack so you can replace your flat tire. It is also a good idea to have a jug of water in your trunk and a windshield washer fluid. In cold weather, having a blanket in the trunk can make you more comfortable. Snacks and bottled water are a welcome addition if you have to wait a while for roadside assistance. 

Give Us A Call

Contact Cary-Wheeler & Associates Inc. in Richmond, VA when you need to review your auto insurance or change your carrier.