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What To Keep In Your Car Trip For Your Holiday Road Trip

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What To Keep In Your Car Trip For Your Holiday Road Trip

You're heading out of town for a long weekend, and you must pack your car with everything you'll need. The holidays are an unpredictable time of year in many ways, especially weather-wise! While we can expect mild temperatures here in San Diego, many are setting themselves up to travel far and wide. There are many things to keep on hand when traveling, but you mustn't forget the following items. 

First Aid Kit

You can’t be prepared for everything, but you can prepare for the most common things. First aid kits are essential to a long trip; ensure you have all of your bases covered. You should pack it before your journey begins so that you know it’s in the car, not at home.

Here are some items that must be included in every first-aid kit:

  • Bandages. Bandages are necessary for minor cuts, scrapes, and blisters that may form on feet during walking tours, hikes, or snowball fights if you’re going far east. 
  • Antiseptic Wipes. If someone gets injured while hiking through nature, dirt will be involved, so cleanliness is essential when cleaning wounds before applying any medication, such as hydrogen peroxide or antibiotic cream.
  • Tweezers or tick pullers. Especially if you’re hiking, this can be useful!

Don’t forget medications and inhalers if you’re going somewhere long-term!

Car Cell Phone Charger

A cell phone car charger is a device that plugs into your car's cigarette lighter and allows you to charge your phone while driving. Most people use their phones as GPS devices when driving. They will also take calls from friends and family curious about where they are traveling. If you don't have a car cell phone charger, you constantly run out of power on long trips. 

Ice Scraper and Snow Brush

When traveling in the winter, it's essential to have an ice scraper and snow brush on hand. In San Diego, we rarely need them, so they’re not easily accessible. However, if you’re going further out East to visit family for the holidays, you’ll want one in your car.


A good ice scraper should be able to remove ice from your windshield, while a quality snow brush will help you clear snow from all of your windows and car's roof.


It's also vital that these tools are easy for everyone in the family to use—make sure there are no sharp edges or corners that could scratch glass surfaces.

Jumper Cables

Make sure you have the correct size jumper cables before you head out. Most cars come with standard-length cables for jump starts, but it's always good to double-check your vehicle's manual before heading out.


Check the condition of your cables if you haven’t used them in a while. If they're frayed or cracked, replace them! 

Flashlight with Extra Batteries

A flashlight is a must-have for any car trip. Don’t forget to keep the flashlight in a convenient place, so it’s easy to reach if needed during an emergency! You should also have extra batteries because sometimes they just die at the worst time.

Most Importantly, Visit Convoy Auto Repair!

You should never get on the road without consulting with an auto repair technician first, especially if a long trip is in the cards. Our expert auto mechanics can help you with your vehicle needs at Convoy Auto Repair in San Diego, CA. We are located at 3909 Convoy Street, San Diego, CA 92111; stop by; we are excited to meet you! Schedule an appointment today, And be sure to Like our Facebook page to keep informed on the latest Convoy Auto Repair news


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