Do you know what is in your trunk?

“What do you keep in the back of your trunk?” Even though winter is over and spring is officially here, it’s still a good idea to keep some if not all of the following in the back of your trunk.

·        Spare tire (in good condition), along with a tire jack and tire iron, also, if your wheels require a special security key, make sure that's always in your car too.

·        Tire inflater and sealer, like the Fix-a-Flat, which can plug a leak (and help you avoid using the above tools) just enough to get you to the auto shop.

·        Jumper cables, because dead batteries happen to the best of us.  

·        Your car's manual, which should be in the glove compartment already.

·        Tire pressure gauge:   "checking tire pressure on a regular basis can improve handling, increase fuel economy, promote tire longevity, and even save lives."

·        Duct tape and WD-40. Seriously, check out these 10 heroic duct tape car repairs.

·        Car repair information. A business card for your auto repair shop, the number for AAA (if you're a member), and car insurance claim forms should also be stored in your glove compartment.

·        Emergency go bag or first aid kit. Include flashlight, flares, warm blanket.

·        Water bottles.

·        Energy bars or other unperishable food.

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