15 Items To Always Keep In Your Car:
#15 Could Save Your Life
You’re speeding along the highway, singing to your favorite song on the
radio, when all of a sudden your tire blows out. Well, I hope you didn’t have any
upcoming appointments because now you’re going to be late. Very late.
Accidents always seem to happen at the worst possible moment. You never
know when an accident will happen, but if you’re prepared you can save yourself a
lot of time and headaches. If you follow these 15 steps, you will be in control of the
situation, and you could even save your life and the lives of your family and
Prevention is always the best plan. If your car is due for an inspection, make
sure to get it checked out at the New Jersey State Auto Auction. Our mechanics
will make sure that your car runs smoothly, so you can drive safely and worry free.
Here are the Top 15 Items
We recommend keeping in your vehicle at all times:
1. A Car Charger
We all use our cellphones all the time, and yet we never seem to remember to bring our chargers with us. I’ve had my phone die on me during a number of inopportune moments. And I would definitely call ‘being stuck in your stranded car’
an ‘inopportune moment.’ Avoid being thrown back to the dark ages by keeping a car charger with you. You’ll definitely be grateful for it when the tow company puts you on hold for the third time.
2. A Tool Kit
How do you expect to change that flat tire if you don’t have a tool kit? A tool kit with a Phillips head screwdriver, a flathead screwdriver, vise grips, an adjustable wrench, and a pair of pliers will come in handy if your car breaks down so you can
fix things immediately. But if you’d rather not pack one and instead rely on the kindness of strangers, then I suppose that is a choice you can make too.
3. First-Aid Kit
Dad thinks he can change the tire by himself, even though it is pitch black outside. While Dad did successfully do that, he also cut his hand in the process. Now is not the time to say I told you so. Better to just keep a first-aid kit in the trunk with bandages, gauze pads, adhesive tape, aspirin, antiseptic wipes, and antibiotic ointment. This way, Dad can change the tire, and get his bandaid too.
You’ve seen that horror movie, right? The one where the couple’s car breaks down at night and they are stranded in the unknown woods, hearing the sounds of
snapping branches and animal howls? Avoid becoming the star in your own horror movie and keep a flashlight in your glove compartment. And make sure to keep it with extra batteries. Because I’ve seen that horror movie too.
5. A Multipurpose Knife
It fits in your pocket and it has so many uses! A standard multipurpose knife will come with a bottle opener, a flathead screw driver, a wire cutter, a rescue blade, and a glass breaker. It’s a useful tool in any situation. Especially if you refuse to
listen to my good flashlight advice and prefer to go down the horror movie route. Then you definitely want something to fend off the large toothed creatures and the possible large toothed woodsman with an axe. Oh, the woodsman saved Little Red Riding Hood, you say? Well you don’t have a red cloak, and he still has an axe. I personally wouldn’t trust him to save me.
6. A Poncho
Is it fashionable? Eh. Is it useful? Absolutely. If you’re fixing that flat tire and it suddenly starts pouring, you’ll be happy to keep dry with a poncho. But what about an umbrella? If you’re driving alone, who is going to hold the umbrella while you loosen the lug nuts? No-one, exactly. You’ll drive home completely drenched with your useless umbrella. Just keep a poncho in your car, or be ready to take an unexpected clothes-on shower in the rain.
7. Walking Shoes
These boots are made for walking, but if you walk too far in them you’ll get blisters. Maybe we should change that phrase to these boots are made for limping. If you happen to run out of gas on the middle of the highway, you’ll need to walk somewhere to refill the tank. And you’ll probably have to walk farther than you’d like. Comfortable walking shoes, like sneakers or hiking shoes, will make the trek more bearable. You can finally get that workout in that you’ve been threatening to do for the past year. Your muscles will be sore, but your feet will thank you.
8. Jumper Cables
There’s a major sale going on at the mall. The parking lot is totally full. Suddenly a spot opens up, and you’re so excited that you snatch it and run into the store. But you forgot to turn your lights off. And when you come out with your newly bought
packages, your battery is dead. Leave jumper cables in your car so a nearby vehicle can help get your ride running again. This could also be very useful if your
car doesn’t start because the weather’s too cold.
9. Fire Extinguisher
Are you really hot, or is that smoke coming from your front hood? Whether from overheating or from a spark caused by an electrical problem, a fire extinguisher can prevent a very dangerous situation from getting worse. Make sure the
expiration date on the fire extinguisher is current too. There’s nothing worse than having a fire extinguisher that doesn’t work when you need it.
10. Reflective Warning Triangles
Cars are whizzing past you, practically clipping your side mirror, but your engine just won’t start. Place some reflective warning triangles around your car to notify oncoming drivers that your car is stationary. It will also signal them to slow down. LED flares are another good option to prevent roadside mishaps and alert drivers to use caution as they pass you.
11. Nonperishable Snacks
This is the most fun item to keep in your car. Everybody loves snacks! I’m so hungry. Ok, so what did you pack? Oooh, I see cashews, almonds, dried apricots, a protein bar (how healthy of you!), and gummy fruit snacks! Ok pass me those fruit snacks. We’re not making enough stops on this road trip. I demand more snack breaks! If your car breaks down and you’re far away from civilization, your
pre-packed snacks can help stave off hunger. Just make sure that you don’t eat them all during regular road trips.
Along with snacks, keeping bottled water in your car is vital. Snacks are delicious, but water is practical. Especially if your snacks are salty. If you get stuck somewhere overnight for some reason, you will stay hydrated and much happier.
We need water to live, so it’s worth it to bring it along.
13. Cat Litter
You decided to finally visit those distant cousins in Minnesota for Thanksgiving. Hooray! You drove through the snow to see them, but you parked your car on a patch of ice and now you’re stuck. Boo! You press the gas pedal, but the tires just spin. Use cat litter as a replacement for sand to create traction beneath the tires if you happen to get stuck. It really does work, and it will save you an a-meow-zing a-meow-nt of time.
14. An Emergency Radio
Video killed the Radio Star, but radios are a great tool for communication and information. Leave a battery-powered or hand crank radio in the car to listen for weather warnings and other important news if your vehicle’s radio or your cell phone stops working. Why would your cell phone stop working? Well you definitely listened to my sage advice and brought a power charger, but perhaps you decided to forego that poncho after all and your cell got drenched in your back pocket. Or perhaps you’ve driven into the horror movie where cell service stops working. Either way, going old school with a radio will help connect you to the outside world.
15. A Fleece Blanket
You made it to the end! Or did you just skip here? Unbelievable. I pour my heart into trying to help you drive safely and how do you repay me? Anyway, storing a
fleece blanket in the trunk of your car could save your life. Remember those cousins you visited in Minnesota? So you had your cat litter and you were able to
get your car out of that icy patch, but now your car has broken down completely, very far from their house. Too far and too cold to walk with your walking shoes.
And yes, it has started snowing again. The blanket will help keep you warm as you wait for help to arrive. As much as I love eating popsicles in the summer, I’d hate to turn into one.
Store these 15 items in the car and you’ll be prepared for whatever mishaps come your way.
And since you’re so prepared, go ahead and take one more precaution:
Bring your car down to the New Jersey State Auto Auction to get it checked out by
one of our specialists. We’ll make sure your car is working properly so you can
drive with confidence.
Is your car too far gone to fix? Browse our lot for an
upgrade! You deserve it. We may even buy your old car.
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Here are the top 15 items we recommend keeping in your vehicle at all times:
1. A Charged Cellphone
You’ll probably already have a cellphone with you, but it’s essential to make sure it’s always fully charged. Bring a car charger along for the ride too, so you can charge your phone when the power’s low.
2. Reflective Warning Triangles
Reflective warning triangles will notify oncoming cars to slow down. LED flares are another good option to prevent roadside mishaps when you’re stuck.
3. First-Aid Kit
Always keep a first-aid kit with bandages, gauze pads, adhesive tape, aspirin, antiseptic wipes, and antibiotic ointment in your car.
4. Fire Extinguisher
A fire extinguisher can smother a spark caused by an electrical problem.
5. Jumper Cables
Did you accidentally leave your lights on? Did the battery die? Leave jumper cables in your car so a nearby vehicle can help get your ride running again.
What if the car breaks down in the middle of nowhere at night? Keep a flashlight in your glove compartment, along with extra batteries.
7. A Multipurpose Knife
A standard multipurpose knife will come with a bottle opener, a flathead screw driver, a wire cutter, rescue blade, and glass breaker. It’s a useful tool in any situation.
8. A Poncho
Your car breaks down, you’re checking under the hood, and suddenly it starts pouring. Reach in your emergency kit for your rain poncho and stay dry.
9. Nonperishable Snacks
While you’re waiting for help to arrive, stave off hunger with high-protein nonperishable snacks like mixed nuts and protein bars.
Along with snacks, keeping bottled water in your car is vital.
11. Cat Litter
Use cat litter as a replacement for sand to create traction beneath the tires if you get stuck.
12. An Emergency Radio
Leave a battery-powered or hand crank radio in the car to listen for weather warnings and other important news if your vehicle’s radio or cell phone stops working.
13. Walking Shoes
If your car breaks down in the middle of nowhere, you have no cellphone reception, and you haven’t seen a passing car in hours, you’ll have to start walking to find help. Comfortable walking shoes will make the trek more bearable.
14. A Tool Kit
A tool kit with a Phillips head screwdriver, a flathead screwdriver, vise grips, an adjustable wrench, and a pair of pliers will come in handy if you break down and can fix things on your own.
15. A Fleece Blanket
A fleece blanket will keep you warm if your car breaks down in cold weather or during a winter storm.
Now that you know what you’ll need to pack for your homemade roadside safety kit, take one more precaution. Bring your car down to the New Jersey State Auto Auction.
Give us a call at: 201-200-1100. Our mechanics will make sure your car is working properly so you can drive with confidence.
🚗 Driving On Black Ice
—— 4 Safety Tips
1. Go Slow
Just like driving in snow, you’ll want to go slowly and steadily over patches of black ice. Unlike snow, which still offers a little traction for your tires, black ice is completely smooth, and your tires won’t stick at all. As a result, it can be difficult to stop if you’re going too fast. When you reach a patch of black ice, take your foot off the accelerator immediately.
Additionally, keeping a straight wheel is advisable since you should be able to coast safely over the ice. If you turn your wheel while driving on black ice, you’ll increase the likelihood of losing control of your vehicle. If you start to skid and have to turn, be sure to turn into the skid.
2. Don’t Pump the Brakes
Brakes can be your best friend in many driving emergencies, but not black ice skids. When you approach black ice, let off the brake before your tires make contact. If you’re going too fast and need to brake a little, pump the brakes to avoid going into a full-on skid. Don’t slam on the brakes under any circumstances—you’ll only make your situation worse by doing so.
3. Go With the Skid
One of the biggest mistakes drivers make when driving on black ice is overcorrecting a skid. This can compound the problem quickly by sending the car spinning in the other direction. Gently turn into the skid while pumping the brakes. As the skid breaks, return the steering wheel to normal. Once your tires get traction on the road again, you should find it easy to correct from there.
4. Watch Your Car’s Temperature Reading
Most cars these days come with an external thermometer. Pay attention to the reading during the winter months, and if it drops to freezing (32 degrees F), expect that you’ll run into black ice somewhere. To be extra safe, use caution even when the reading is only near freezing as many car thermometers pick up heat readings from the engine, which can make it seem warmer outside than it actually is.
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In New Jersey, we’re no strangers to the travails of hurricanes. At the five-year anniversary of Superstorm Sandy, we’re keeping our neighbors in Houston and Puerto Rico in mind as they grapple with the devastation of recent hurricanes. However, that doesn’t mean we don’t have to stay vigilant right here at home. At our used car dealer in New Jersey, shoppers looking for used cars have to keep an eye out for models that were damaged in recent flooding. Let us tell you what to look for!
Get a More-Than-Once Over
When you’re looking at a used car, truck, van, or SUV, there are some more immediate telltale signs that should send up red flags. A musty smell, rust spots, and a lot of water stains on the upholstery are a few of the cosmetic clues. Put the windows up and run the air conditioner. If the air coming out smells mildewy, ditch it.
Keep in mind that modern cars have a lot of electronic parts and computerized components. It’s more than just power windows at this point. It’s also rearview cameras, climate control, and maintenance monitors. New Jersey used car shoppers would do well to avoid flood cars because those features can be heavily damaged and even disabled by the floodwater. That’s why, when you go for a test drive, test all the electronic features.
The Paper Trail
As difficult as it is to believe, it’s legal to sell flood-damaged vehicles, though its status as a “flood vehicle” has to be clear, by putting those words in the title. However, because that makes a vehicle more difficult to sell, take a look at the vehicle history report for a sign: a series of title transfers in rapid succession in multiple states. That indicates an attempt to bury its status as it traveled from flooded states all the way here.
Visit New Jersey State Auto today, where we provide transparent vehicle histories of every hand-selected model in our inventory. We’ll find a high-quality vehicle for you to drive for years to come!
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When football season gloriously returns, it brings a lot of great activities with it. Fantasy football, season tickets, and, of course, tailgating! However, it’s possible to get so caught up in determining which snacks to make or who to invite that one factor may be overlooked: your vehicle’s capacity for tailgating. Our NJ used car dealer has a variety of trucks, vans and SUVs that will help you bring the party this season. Here are a few of our suggestions:
This truck is, indisputably, an industry favorite. No-fuss capability is matched by superior longevity to make a great vehicle. These models are optionally equipped with the RamBox cargo management system, a drainable storage system built into the bed. It doesn’t require extra space, and provides a perfect vehicle for ice and beverages. It’s practically made for tailgaters. A larger bed for lugging coolers, a grill, a table, and chairs and a huge number of bed and cab configurations are all factors that make it possible to find exactly what you need.
A long body and a sizeable liftgate make this SUV a great tailgating vehicle, if only because it’s so good for a lot of other uses as well. Who can argue with three rows of seating that can transform into a huge amount of cargo space? Put the liftgate on your used Toyota 4Runner in NJ to work by using it for shade.
A minivan may seem like an unlikely contender for a tailgating party, but the Honda Odyssey is a spacious choice with a number of safety and practicality accolades under its belt. This is a vehicle that doesn’t sacrifice comfort for convenience, so be prepared to drive a car full of sleeping fans home.
Ready to bring the party? Whether you’re bringing attendees, food, or both, we have a vehicle on our lot that can suit your tailgating needs- just visit New Jersey State Auto Auction to browse our selection. We can’t wait to help you!
Back to school time is upon us. With 964 high schools and 62 colleges in New Jersey, there are plenty of teachers, students, and parents alike that may be looking for a fresh ride to get them through the year ahead. Our used car dealer in New Jersey has picked a list of cars that are well-suited to people who want to start the school year off on the right foot!
Return to School in Style
These choices are based on what provides ample safety as well as enjoyable handling and plenty of space to accommodate friends, family members, or band instruments or sports equipment. Here are a few of our favorites:
- Honda Accord: You can find a used Honda Accord as a coupe or a sedan on our New Jersey lot, and we love these models! They’re one of the most reliable vehicles on the road right now, heavy-handed on versatility and handling with plenty of safety features to offer peace of mind to even the most worrisome parent.
- Mazda CX-5: Reliable and hardy, a used Mazda CX-5 is a great choice for shoppers looking for a crossover SUV with an edge. Mazda’s innovative engine setup injects serious fun into every commute, and with plenty of cargo room and the ability to face down the adverse weather faced by locals every winter, the CX-5 is a clear-cut choice. Extra points are added for Mazda’s unique and eye-catching style.
- Subaru Outback: Spacious, comfortable, and rugged, a used Subaru Outback will still have the capacity to clock serious mileage. These wagons are indisputably capable, as any member of its cult-like following will tell you, so you’ll never have an excuse to miss class again, and it’s the perfect size for helping you move into a dorm.
Now that the school year has kicked off, you know exactly what you need to have a productive year ahead. If that includes a new-to-you vehicle, visit New Jersey State Auto Auction. We’re confident that there’s something for you among our inventory of hundreds of used cars, trucks, vans, and SUVs!
As we enter the depths of summer, it’s becoming increasingly difficult to keep cool on the go. Oppressive heat isn’t just uncomfortable- it can pose a danger to you and your passengers. At our used car dealer serving NYC, we want to make sure you stay cool and safe in your vehicle.
A Used Car Full of Hot Air
When many people hunt for a parking space, they’re looking for the closest one. In the summer, you should be looking for the most shaded spot, and then buy a sunshade for your windshield. High-quality sunshades will keep your car cooler, and they’ll also block UV rays, which can damage leather upholstery and fade the interior. When you return to your vehicle, open the doors for a few minutes to let some of the hot air escape.
Cool With Caution
It may be tempting to pop open all the vents and blast your air conditioning when you get into a hot car, but try to avoid the temptation. As you drive your used car around NYC, crack open your windows and close the top vents. Then, turn the fan setting as high as it will go, and let the bottom vents disperse the hot air from the bottom and out of the car.
As you drive, keep the cold air coming until your car reaches a livable temperature. Once you’re more comfortable, switch to the recirculation setting to keep the habitable air flowing through the vehicle. Your car will return to its preferred, far more friendly temperature in no time.
If you’re not sure your vehicle can handle the burden of your personal comfort, find a car that makes quick work of it. Visit New Jersey State Auto Auction to browse a selection of dependable vehicles with climate control systems you can depend on.
What does a shopper do if they want a fresh find on our used car dealer serving Newark? It’s easy: go through our inventory by date! It’s possible to check out our newest additions so you get a good idea of our most up-to-date stock.
A Smarter Way to Sort
What advantage does this serve to you, the shopper? Well, we hand-select our entire inventory. Viewing our selection by the date we park it on our lot ensures you don’t get something that’s been sitting on our lot for months. However, since we meticulously inspect every vehicle, we encourage you to comb through our entire inventory, especially if you’re looking for a specific model.
Another thing you’ll find is that we update our selection regularly, always adding fresh models to choose from. If you don’t see something you like, check back soon. After all, a major perk of having hundreds of vehicles on our lot is that there’s something for everyone. And if there isn’t now, there will be shortly. If you’d rather not wait, you can use our Car Finder tool, designed to help Newark area shoppers find exactly the used car they want!
Quality You Can Count On
No matter when we received the new-to-you car, truck, van, or SUV you’re considering, be assured it’s been pampered and is ready for you to drive it. After our buyers hand-select the highest quality models for your consideration, our team details it thoroughly. Between that and an extensive exterior cleaning, you and your vehicle will receive fresh starts. Enjoy the reliably sleek aesthetic and pristine performance of every model on our lot!
Browse through our recently-added inventory and then come visit New Jersey State Auto Auction for a test drive! We’ll be happy to set you up with any of our appealing models. It’s as easy as stopping by!
Car auction establishments are a bit uncommon, and that’s just one more thing that makes our used car dealer in Jersey City stand apart from the rest. Not only do we offer hundreds of vehicles to the everyday shopper, but we also have an auction. But how can you be sure you’re getting the most for your money? Learn more about our auction process.
Trust Our Experts
We are unparalleled authorities in our field, which helps us to better serve you. We put our knowledge to good use when hand-selecting the vehicles that later go to auction or get sold on our lot. We inspect every vehicle meticulously and take its reputation into account when we’re considering bringing it to our establishment. Is this a model that’s known for certain mechanical problems? Does it have a history of recalls? If that’s the case, we forego it in favor of a more reputably reliable car, truck, van, or SUV.
When a vehicle makes it past our stringent standards, we then check its CarFax history. This will divulge past accidents that will help us determine whether we want to move forward. We want shoppers at our Jersey City used car auction to drive off in a top-of-the-line vehicle at a fantastic price, and it starts with our selective buying process built on a foundation of expertise.
Fresh and Clean
Once the vehicle ends up on our lot, we begin the process of freshening it up to make it even more appealing. After all, that “new car” smell is more than attainable with the right detailing—like the one done by our crew. Once you’ve won the auction and get behind the wheel of your new-to-you vehicle, it will be fresh, clean, and ready to conquer whatever the road throws your way.
When you’re interested in an auto auction, don’t settle for anything less than a team of specialists dedicated to providing you with a premium driving experience. Contact us today if you have any more questions about our auto auction!