Are you a female driver? Do you often get judged for your skills behind the wheel? If yes, then we are sure you are probably tired of hearing the stereotypical comments of being slow, reckless, accident-prone, don’t know how to park, etc. You will be proud to know that studies have shown that women are the better drivers.
All the women motorists out there, do please ensure you carry your car essentials to keep you safe, comfortable, and most importantly prepared for whatever happens. These essentials may make the difference and help you get home safely without waiting for someone to come to the rescue.
This article will take you through a list of must-haves in every lady driver’s car.
1. Phone charger
Today, a phone usually carries everything you need. From calling for help to navigating, you never know when it will run out of juice so keep a car charger or a portable one always.
2. Car Phone Holder and a Bluetooth headset/ speakers
We want to make sure that driving involves safety and this means hands on the steering wheel and eyes on the road. The best way to not get distracted by your phone is to mount it on a holder, this allows you easy navigation. Pair your phone with your Bluetooth headset or speaker so you can also answer and make important calls without compromising your safety.
A compact/small flashlight along with extra batteries to be always present in your car. This is a heaven-sent essential in case of emergency or if you get stuck in the dark. While you might think that your phone flashlight can also help, it’s always great to have a backup option as well.
4. Vehicle Documentation
Now, this is something that’s mandatory for anyone. When you are on the road make sure you have the following documents in your car always
● Driver’s License
● Certificate of Registration and Official Receipt (OR/CR)
● Car insurance policy
Driving without any of these with you is against the rules and can lead to a fine. Also, don’t forget to carry your car insurance policy, it will come in handy if you need to file a claim or refer to important clauses or details.
5. First Aid Kit
First Aid / Safety Kits is one of the most important essentials and no one should drive a car without them. If someone is car sick or injured this kit can be useful.
Store these first-aid items in your glove compartment:
● Cotton balls
● Gauze pads
● Medicines for headache, dizziness, allergy, diarrhea, etc.
6. Period Protection Kit
One of the most dreaded times of the month for any woman. You never know when it can creep up on you, sometimes it’s too early or later than expected. One of the easiest ways to save yourself from stress or sometimes even embarrassment is by always having extra sanitary pads, tampons, wipes, panty liners and maybe also extra intimate wear tucked away in your car.
7. Driving shoes
To drive in comfort and convenience, you can always keep an extra pair of driving shoes in your car. Driving in high heels or strappy sandals may be covering the style part of it but such footwear is never safe or comfy. Aside from getting sore feet, you might be constantly tugging at your feet while driving. In such situations, it’s always better to have