There is no way to stop bad things from happening. The best we can hope for is being prepared when they do. With that in mind, we here at Lester Glenn Ford, your Ford dealer in Ocean Township, NJ, think it would be a good idea to keep a few of these things packed in your car.


Calling for help is as important as it is obvious. In the past, you’d have to leave your car to find a local business. Now you have the power to let someone know you’re in trouble immediately, assuming your cell phone is charged. Getting an extra charger just for your car will pretty eloquently remove the need to worry about that caveat.

First Aid Kit

As important as your car is, you and your passengers will always be more important. Having a way to tend to your needs should come before anything else. Having items like gauze, pain reliever, antiseptic, etc. can help keep your more comfortable while you wait for help to arrive, as well as avoid infections. If anyone in your family has asthma, having a spare inhaler can help substantially.

Jumper Cables

When your car just suddenly won’t start, it’s usually a power issue. An issue that is fixed pretty easily with a jump, unless of course, you don’t have jumper cables.


It’s hard to fix anything if you can’t see what you’re doing. Having a flashlight, particularly a waterproof flashlight, can be a huge help.


Fortunately, you’ll have plenty of room for all these things in the 2018 Ford F-150 here at Lester Glenn Ford. If you need more ideas to stay prepared, we can certainly help you.