Our recent post about must-have items to keep in your car stirred up a lot of comments from readers. Here's the five most useful suggestions that popped up.
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While in-car needs obviously vary depending on your location — rural readers with long isolated drives have a wider range of needs than city commuters — these five items are worth considering no matter what your driving pattern. And yes, there's a pattern: if a mess happens in a car, you want to clean it up before the scent lingers. Thanks everyone for the suggestions!
A packet of baby wipes. Useful for cleaning up unexpected family incidents (families) and for when that drive-through food just looks too tempting (singletons).
A bottle of water. Useful for drinking (especially if you have a breakdown) and for emergency cleanup.
A roll of toilet paper. For wiping your hands, blowing your nose and calls of nature in isolated areas.
Photocopies of rego and insurance documents under the seat. You can also store these as photos on your mobile or in the cloud, but the physical copies will come in handy if your batteries run out.
A torch. Again it's tempting to use your mobile, but a standalone torch has a better battery life (and a wind-up model eliminates that worry entirely).