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April 9, 2023

Make Sure You Have These Basic Must-Haves at All Times!

If you own a car, it’s important to stay ready all the time. By that, we mean being prepared for unforeseen circumstances, such as getting a flat tire, being stopped by a dead battery, or finding yourself stuck in traffic with a bunch of kids throwing tantrums.

Whether you’re a new or seasoned driver, you need to have all the essentials to ensure a smooth and hassle-free driving experience. To help make your life easier, we at Veteran Car Donations have compiled the top six things that should be in your vehicle all the time:

  1. Documents

We’re talking about your car owner’s manual, insurance, registration, car maintenance receipts, car repair details, and of course, your driver’s license. Having your manual with you is extremely helpful, especially when you find yourself stranded in the middle of nowhere and you’re not sure how to fix an issue that suddenly cropped up. Store all those documents in a file folder in your glove box.

  1. Jumper cables

With a pair of jumper cables always available in your car, you wouldn’t have to worry about a dead car battery anymore. And, guess what? Most compact battery jump-starter kits today come with USB connections that allow you to charge all your devices.

If you’re not sure how to jumpstart a battery, this blog should be able to help.

  1. Tire jack, lug wrench, and spare tire

Getting a flat tire is one of those unfortunate things that can happen to any driver at any time, which is why it’s extremely important to have these trio (although we’re counting them as one since they go together) in your vehicle. Knowing that you have them with you while you’re traveling will give you the confidence that a flat wouldn’t be an issue that could unduly stress you out.

  1. Cleaning supplies

Don’t you just hate it when you see crumbs of food on your mat, or you find your toddler spilling milk on their seat? Sure, you may choose not to eat or drink in your car anymore, but (let’s be real) that’s just unrealistic, especially if you’re going on a long trip. So, the best way to fix such situations is by storing the following cleaning supplies in your auto:

  • Paper towels
  • Reusable shopping bags
  • Tissues
  • Wet wipes
  • Car trash can
  • Zipper lock backs
  • Water bottles
  • Alcohol
  1. Toolkit

Keeping a basic toolkit in your trunk will get you prepared for just about any inconvenience you may encounter on the road. In case you need a screwdriver, pliers, scissors, or a hammer, you can always count on your trusty toolkit to ease your life on the road.

  1. Reflective triangles or flares

Reflective triangles or flares can help keep you safe at any time of the day or night. When trying to fix something after your car breaks down or you’re waiting for help, you’ll need them to enhance visibility for unsuspecting drivers.


Turn Your Beater into a Life Changer for Our Hurting Heroes

Do you have an old car that’s giving you lots of headaches and drying up your bank account with its many costly repairs? What if we told you that you can easily free yourself from the hassle of having such a clunker? All you have to do is donate that vehicle to us at Veteran Car Donations. We’ll use it to improve the living conditions of the struggling veterans in your community.

Our team will have your car fixed the best way we can before putting it up for auction. We’ll then use the proceeds to support the life improvement programs for veterans of our charity partners. These IRS-approved 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations use the funding we give them to provide services to former U.S. service members who are homeless and impoverished, those who are unable to find decent jobs, and those suffering from disabilities and serious illnesses, including mental health conditions.

Thanks to your generous deed, the disadvantaged vets in your area will be provided with housing and financial assistance, employment and livelihood opportunities, family support, free quality health care and medical treatment, psychotherapy services, scholarships, and other services meant to uplift their lives.

As our donor, you’ll be entitled to claim the maximum tax deduction in the next tax season. We’ll send you the 100% tax-deductible sales receipt of your car soon after its sale. You’ll also benefit from our free pickup and towing services, which we offer our donors anywhere in the country.

Almost all types of vehicles are qualified for our donation program, even those that are no longer in good shape. Check out this page to see the comprehensive list of vehicle types we accept.

For information on our quick and easy donation process and other details, head over to our FAQs page. Should you have any concerns or questions, call us through our 24/7 toll-free hotline at 877-594-5822 or leave us a message here.


Touch Hearts and Transform Lives with Your Auto Donation Today!

It doesn’t take a lot to leave a lasting impact on the lives of the struggling heroes in your community. A simple vehicle donation will go a long way in turning their lives around. Call Veteran Car Donations at 877-594-5822 or fill out our secure online donation form now! 

Veteran Car Donations operates in all 50 states.

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