Some of us keep absolutely nothing in our car boots, whilst others keep enough packed in their car boots to live comfortably for weeks. Somewhere in between all of this are three things that we believe every car owner should definitely always have to hand.
1. An extra tyre
No one likes the idea of being stranded because they’ve suffered a flat tyre, which is why having a spare in the vehicle at all times is essential.
To keep you up and running, it would be wise to store these in your boot:
- A spare tyre in good condition
- A small plastic sheet to kneel on
- A pair of gloves to protect your hands
- A torch with a spare battery
- Your registered vehicle handbook
Further advice on how to change a car wheel can be found in this handy AA guide.
Although smartphones can now run a variety of navigation apps, the trusted car GPS should not be viewed as a redundant gadget. Why?
- Battery life
GPS apps on your smartphone use a large amount of battery power, which means your phone might not even make it all the way through the day if you’re doing numerous trips requiring navigation.
Having to look down or across at your smartphone navigation app can be a very hazardous encounter.
Buying a specific mount to place your phone would make things safer, however, with the clamping down on drivers who use their phone whilst driving, it’s better to use the GPs, after all, it is better to be safe than sorry.
Smartphone GPS apps use lots of data which can be a major drawback for smartphone users. Dedicated navigation devices don’t tend to have a subscription fee, so you can navigate as much as you need for free.
3. Hatchbag boot-liner
Keeping the boot of your car in pristine condition can be a tough task, and with daily trips somewhat unavoidable, it’s not long before your boot can collect an unwanted amount of grit and dirt. So, why not make this a thing of the past by investing in a Hatchbag boot-liner?
The Hatchbag Company creates boot-liners specifically designed to fit more than 520 cars, acting like a second skin within your boot so that no dirt, grit or fur from pets can sneak through any gaps.
Made of a tough PVC material that can be easily cleaned, a Hatchbag boot-liner fits perfectly into the corners of your boot and best of all; it can also help to keep your furry friends safe and comfortable while they travel.
If this blog post has inspired you to make some changes to your car belongings, we would love to see pictures, especially if they include your pet pooches. Send us your snaps to @HatchbagCompany on Twitter, @thehatchbagcompany on Instagram & The Hatchbag Company on Facebook.