Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: What should an average driver have in their car at all times?

asked by on

What should an average driver have in their car at all times?

A sober driver who’s got brains and knows how to drive--that’s the most important thing. But if you are worried about safety, you should have a fire extinguisher in trunk or put one under your seat, an air pump. You can get one of those little electric pumps that you can plug in a cigarette lighter in case you get stuck with a flat so you can fill it up back again. Some people take water and a blanket in case something happens. Things like that are a good idea. Also, have a set of jumping cables in case you get stranded so you can jump start the car.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. What should an average driver have in their car at all times?

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: why is the new air ride compresser louder than before? 20020 Oldsmobile Bravada

Hi - couple of possibilities for a "louder than before" air pump. If the pump was not securely bolted to the frame when installing it, vibration, and new noise radiates through the frame. If the spare tire, which encloses the...

Q: Loud buzzing before the engine cranks

This sounds like the starter solenoid - the part of the starter assembly which acts as a high-current power relay for the starter motor - has worn or burned contacts. This makes it tougher to get adequate power to the...

Q: Engine vacuum pump and centrifuge is leaking.

Hi there. All parts on a car are designed to have a longevity date to them, but it is normal for parts that are more than 5 years old to fail. The vacuum pump and centrifuge could be leaking for...

Related articles

P0240 OBD-II Trouble Code: Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance
P0240 code definition Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance What the P0240 code means P0240 is an OBD-II generic code triggered when the Engine Control Module (ECM) detects the intake boost...
P2428 OBD-II Trouble Code: Exhaust Gas Temperature Too High Bank 1
P2428 code definition A P2428 trouble code signifies that the PCM has detected a problem in the exhaust gas temperature sensor circuit in bank 1, which subsequently contains the number one...
How Much Does a Mechanic Make in Vermont?
Automotive technician jobs in Vermont have an average mechanic salary of $37k, with some mechanics earning a salary of $53k.