Have these five things in your car? As a commuter or weekend motorist, it is always advantageous to carry certain items in the car with you. These things can help you keep your car in good shape and focus on traffic.
In this article, we’ll go over the five things we would recommend for you and your car.
Cleaning spray for internal cleaning
Does your interior need a little touch up or did you get a stain on the seat? We recommend that you use an all-purpose cleaner or an "all purpose cleaner" for the car. An APC can be used anywhere inside the car. For this reason, this is especially useful when spills occur.
If you have a spray bottle in your car, it’s often times easier to clean the surface quickly. Spray APC on a cloth or on a surface and wipe over it. This is quick and your car will look like new.
Cleaning spray for outdoor cleaning
I’m sure most of us are familiar with it. You come out to the car and see bird droppings on the car roof. This alone is annoying. What makes it even more annoying is that bird droppings, especially in the summer, can damage car paint
If you discover bird droppings on your car, it is important to remove them as soon as possible. This is exactly where it’s good to have a cleaning spray on hand.
Spray the spray on the bird droppings, put a microfiber cloth over it and spray again, then wait a brief moment. The spray dissolves the bird droppings, after which you can remove the cloth. Avoid wiping the cloth over the paint to avoid scratching the car.
After that the stain should be removed. Spray again and dry off.
The spray can also be used after you have washed the car. A wax spray will give your paint extra protection and shine. The spray also removes water spots or overlooked stains after the wash cycle.
A little bonus tip, if you want the feeling of a new clean car, you can clean the windows from the inside. Clean windows also increase your safety, especially in winter. Spray some glass cleaner on the windows and dry with a microfiber cloth. Wipe with a dry cloth and you will have the feeling of a clean car.
With a spray for the inside -and the outside, you will of course need something to wipe the spray off again.
We recommend a good quality microfiber cloth. A microfiber cloth has the wonderful property of trapping dirt as opposed to a dish towel or a regular towel. This means at the same time less scratches on your car and a still clean surface due to less work.
Saphe traffic alarm
The list about "things you must have in your car" would not be complete if it did not include a Saphe traffic alert.
Although the Saphe traffic alarm is small, it is a lot of fun to have – both as an enhanced safety in traffic, but also as a good help for your wallet.
In fact, a traffic alert from Saphe can help you avoid fines because it can warn you about speed cameras.
At the same time, it also increases your safety on the road. A Saphe traffic alert lets you know if you’re approaching an accident or a car in the emergency lane. In this way you will always be one step ahead when it comes to unforeseen events on the road and therefore you will not experience any unpleasant surprises.
Saphe traffic alert contains data from over 100.000 flashers and can be used in 97 countries. So you can go abroad without any problems, here you will experience the same safety as in Germany.
If you don’t have a Saphe traffic alarm yet, you can find one that fits your needs here.
Most of us can get hungry or thirsty during a road trip. For this reason we always recommend to have some snacks and a bottle of water in the glove compartment.
Whether you’re stuck in traffic, got out of the house without breakfast, or just craving something to eat or drink, it’s always good to have something tasty in the glove compartment.
Were you able to check off all 5 things or do you still need to do some quick shopping?
*We always recommend carrying a first aid kit, reflective vest, warning triangle, ice scraper and extra windshield washer fluid in your car.