Are you the type of person who cares more about your car’s cup holders than the size of the engine?

You’re not alone. Car amenities are a big part of why people chose one model over another. Every car will get you where you need to go. It is the comfort of that journey that matters. That means a great playlist, hands-free Bluetooth and that cool, frosty beverage of choice. (Notice we’re not supporting the transportation of hot beverages. Too much potential for spill injuries!) Now that you have your “comforts” taken care of, there are a few other things you shouldn’t be without.

Consider this list of the ten things to always keep in your car:

  1. Proof of Insurance

Many insurance companies have embraced the Smartphone era by allowing you to have proof of insurance right on your phone. Super convenient unless your phone dies or you forget it. It’s always helpful to have a backup in the glove box.

  1. Cell Phone Charger

Speaking of Smartphones, your car should have a dedicated cell-phone charger. Get into the habit of plugging in even if you have a full charge. If you’re without a charger, you can pick up a cheap one at nearly any gas station food mart.

  1. Bottled Water

Having a six-pack of bottled water stashed in the back seat is great for long trips. It can also come in handy if you find yourself stuck by the side of the road or even in traffic for a long time. Remember, the moment you feel that you’re thirsty, you’re already dehydrated.

  1. Survival Toolkit

There is no telling where you’ll be when the zombie apocalypse strikes. If you’re in your car, then having a survival toolkit will come in handy. Even a mylar sleeping bag can save your life if you are trapped in the cold. This type of kit can be a benefit in a lot of different emergencies and not just ones you might be directly involved in. Follow the Boy Scout motto… “always be prepared.”

  1. Jumper Cables

You might find that having jumper cables makes you a very popular motorist. You might never use them, but several other people could be rescued. It will help to know exactly how to use jumper cables, too. Hard to be a hero if you don’t know how things work.