4 Items You Should Keep in Your Car at All Times – Part 1

Posted on January 3, 2023 by Active Insurance

Preparedness is crucial at all times, but it’s essential when it comes to hitting the road. Of course, we all have an idea of what you should always keep in your vehicle to be prepared if your car breaks down. Flashlights, jumper cables, and a first aid kit are a must! However, certain items are just as important but not nearly as discussed. 


Motorists widely recognize the importance of tools such as screwdrivers, pliers, and hammers. But hauling your entire toolbox isn’t always possible. So, what can you rely on when a screw needs screwing, or something needs cutting? The underappreciated multi-tool! Sure, each tool is not as efficient as its stand-alone counterpart, but the sum of its parts makes it an extremely valuable and essential item in any car. 

Duct Tape and Zip Ties

Sometimes, the only issue keeping you from reaching your destination is a collection of things that need to stick together. Maybe it’s a loose bumper, a hanging rearview mirror, or some other vehicle component that’s moving around too much. This is when duct tape and zip ties shine! With a little of both, you’ll be able to fasten things and get on your merry way. However, it’s essential to only use these items when safe, for a short drive, and only until you can repair things. 


Life on the side of the road can be dirty. Whether dealing with a flat tire or a dying battery, things can get greasy and messy quickly. In these situations, your best friend can be rags, towels, or wet wipes. 

Portable Compressor 

This item is certainly not as affordable as the previous ones, but it’s for a good reason! These relatively small, battery-powered compressors pack enough punch to inflate one or all (depending on the size and model you decide on) of your tires in a pinch! 

Contact a Pronto Insurance Agent

If you’re on the side of the road due to a car malfunction or worse, you can always count on Pronto Insurance to come to the rescue. And if any of our policies does not yet protect you, contact our insurance agents today.