New Driver Essentials for Safe Car Travel

By Product Expert | Posted in Tips & Tricks on Friday, November 30th, 2018 at 8:00 am
Young couple driving in a car

Most teen drivers can’t wait for the ultimate freedom of being able to drive. While it’s an exciting time in their life, many parents can feel hesitant about sending them off on their own. One way to help make sure they are safe is by keeping their vehicle stocked with all of the necessary supplies for when something should go wrong. We break down the 3 items we think all teen drivers need to have in their car below.

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The 3 Items All Teen Drivers Need In Their Car

Man in sunglasses sitting in the drivers seat of a carPortable Phone Charger

While a traditional phone charging cable does come in handy on the road, a portable phone charger is preferred in case the car’s power is lost and is not able to charge a phone. Having a charged phone to make calls in case of an accident or emergency is an essential piece of safe car travel for teens.

Roadside Emergency Kit

Having a fully-stocked roadside emergency kit is a good idea for all drivers, not just teens! We like to keep ours stocked with anything we might need in the case of an emergency or unexpected roadside stranding including water, non-perishable snacks, extra cold-weather gear, a flashlight, emergency phone numbers, jumper cables, tire-changing supplies, and a first aid kit.

Owner’s Manual

Like with the roadside emergency kit, this one’s a good idea for all drivers but especially for teens who are just learning about how their vehicle operates. Keeping an owner’s manual tucked in the glove compartment keeps essential vehicle information at arms reach for minor annoyances like windshield wipers that won’t turn off or larger problems like a popped tire.

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2 Responses to “New Driver Essentials for Safe Car Travel”

  1. Julie Parker says:

    I completely agree that one should keep an emergency kit in the vehicle which could be very useful during an emergency situation. A quick inspection of different components of the vehicle on a daily basis is really essential to spot any major mechanical problems associated with the vehicle and any sign which indicates that the vehicle has some sort of issues should not be ignored and the reason behind the appearance of abnormal sign should be identified and fixed in time to keep the vehicle in working order. For more assistance from the experienced technicians, visit

  2. Julie Campbell says:

    One should know some of basic car maintenance tricks which could be very useful for them during an emergency situation. So, newbies should learn some basic car maintenance tricks prior to buying a vehicle. Lack of knowledge about regular car maintenance could have a negative influence on the performance of the vehicle. Besides, everyone should have the ability to recognize the warning signs which appears due to the development of mechanical issues in the vehicle. To know more visit

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