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Supplying Your Vehicle for Summer

Useful Summer Supplies to Keep in Your Vehicle

While jumper cables, vehicle manuals and spare tires are great must-have materials to bring with you on the road, it’s just as important to prepare for the changing seasons as well. With the summer heat in full-swing, it’s important to know which useful summer supplies to keep in your vehicle. We’ve compiled a list of items you may find yourself needing on a long summer trip.

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For drivers planning to travel at night, a flashlight is a great tool to keep somewhere in your vehicle. Nightly outdoor activities such as camping are popular in the summer, and having something to rely on for visibility greatly increases your safety. It’s also nice to have one around in case you need to perform vehicle maintenance in the middle of the night.

While not as popular as they once were due to the rise of car radio systems and cell phones, having a dedicated weather radio isn’t a bad idea. While your car radio and cell phone can be helpful for receiving weather information, weather radios were designed to more reliably receive emergency broadcast signals without having to worry about battery life.

Staying Cool in Your Car in Summer

Preparing for the sun and heat is an important element of supplying your vehicle for the season. Dehydration is a major risk on hotter days, so be sure to keep plenty of water in your vehicle. A pop-up sun shelter can be useful to have with you, especially in the event your vehicle breaks down and the air conditioning goes with it. Your vehicle’s cabin can get dangerously hot when left in the sun, so be sure to plan accordingly.

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